Illness

Illness

The Cry of the Flesh

Book - 2013
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Taylor & Francis Publishing
What is illness? Is it a physiological dysfunction, a social label, or a way of experiencing the world? How do the physical, social and emotional worlds of a person change when they become ill? And can there be well-being within illness? In this remarkable and thought-provoking book, Havi Carel explores these questions by weaving together the personal story of her own serious illness with insights and reflections drawn from her work as a philosopher. Carel's fresh approach to illness raises some uncomfortable questions about how we all - whether healthcare professionals or not - view the ill and challenges us to become more thoughtful. 'Illness' unravels the tension between the universality of illness and its intensely private, often lonely, nature. It offers a new way of looking at a matter that affects every one of us.

Publisher: Durham : Acumen Publishing, 2013
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9781844657537
1844657531
Branch Call Number: 616.0019 C181i 2013
Characteristics: xxi, 168 p. ; 20 cm

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