Only when we are prepared to be shouldered from our comfortable position in the here and how, will we be able to learn about the meaning of pain and how to provide care instead of merely a cure. (Hanna Kienzler, field notes)
Follow me into the realm of healing where you will meet doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists as well as traditional healers who grapple with women’s symptomspeak. You will read about diagnostic practices and healing in resource scarce settings, magical encounters, and ethical dilemmas. Overall, the stories reveal creative forces through which new commentaries and understandings are created about health and illness, family arrangements, national politics and the state of the world.