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Author Broom, Brian.
Title Meaning-full disease : how personal experience and meanings cause and maintain physical illness / Brian Broom.
Imprint London : Karnac, 2007.

Author Broom, Brian.
Subject Mind and body.
Experience -- Health aspects.
Somatoform disorders.
Medicine, Psychosomatic.
Sick -- Psychology.
Personality -- Health aspects.
Psychophysiologic Disorders.
Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 213 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-208) and index.
Contents About the author -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- The phenomena -- Colliding mind-sets -- Somatic metaphors -- Language-making and disease -- Meaning-full disease explorers -- Disease as communication -- Who 'sees' meaning-full disease? -- Meaning-full disease and the lebenswelt -- Meaning-full disease and the 'visible' -- Shifting awareness and different kinds of body -- The scheming body -- Experience as a 'fundamental' -- Meaning-full disease and spirit -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary This book is about the nature of meaning, the relationship of meaning to the body, and the way in which meaning expresses itself in our health or lack of it. In another way it is about the conjunction of mind, body, and spirit. In a more practical perspective, the message is that meaning-full disease does make sense, that we do have a sound basis for a holism that includes meaning, and that we had better sort out our models of healthcare if we want to be the sorts of clinicians and healers our patients and clients deserve.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781849405607 (electronic bk.)
1849405603 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 727948497
Additional Format Print version: Broom, Brian. Meaning-full disease. London : Karnac, 2007 9781855754638 (OCoLC)84151747

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