Bundesamt für Naturschutz

Hauptbereichsmenü



Literatur NatGesIs

(Re)thinking the dynamics between healthcare and place: therapeutic geographies in treatment and care practices



Dokumenttyp

Zeitschriftenartikel



Autor/en

Andrews, G.J.



Jahr

2004



Zeitschrift/Schriftenreihe

Area



Heft

36 (3)



Seiten

307 - 318



Beschreibung

Although the concept of therapeutic landscapes has assisted health geographers to explore the intimate connections between well-being and place, arguably, after a decade of applications, the common interpretations and assumptions of commentators should be reviewed. Based on theoretical insights from psychoanalytic geographies and geographies of nursing, this paper makes two observations. First, that landscape has been almost
exclusively interpreted in a physical sense with copresence being a necessary condition. In turn, this assumption has led to the neglect of non-physical (imagined) places.
Second, that therapeutic effects have been interpreted as experiences attained outside of clinical practices. Hence, healthcare workers and their direct treatments and care
have also been neglected. To explore these omissions together, an interview survey of complementary therapists investigates the many ways in which imagined places are
constructed and manipulated in therapy sessions. Arguably, beyond this example, extending the therapeutic landscape concept to both physical and non-physical features of treatments could provide fresh insights into the dynamics between healthcare and place. In disciplinary terms, the benefits are twofold. Whilst it could help develop a critical tradition in health geography, perhaps ironically, it could also provide a stronger disciplinary connection between qualitative health geography, various forms of medicine and their research traditions.




zurück zum Suchergebnis | Neue Suche

DNL-Online - Literaturdatenbank für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege

Logo DNL-online

DNL - online ist die Literaturdatenbank für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege des Bundesamtes für Naturschutz (BfN).
Die Datenbank basiert auf den Beständen der Bibliothek und Dokumentationsstelle des BfN und weist alle Veröffentlichungsformen nach.
DNL-online wird regelmäßig aktualisiert.