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Family Wanted

Adoption, until recently a hidden subject, has become an open field of psychological study, policy debate, and ethical interest. Family Wanted is an honest, heartwarming, and heartbreaking collection featuring important authors personally involved in all sides of adoption. Here are more than twenty pieces, many published for the first time. Among the contributors are Paula Fox, an adoptee …

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‘Only Connect’: The Case for Public Health Humanities

In a workshop on narrative in public health in Lomé, Togo, I ask participants—ministry of health workers and representatives from nongovernmental agencies—to share examples of stories they use in their work. These include theatre pieces and personal illness narratives employed for community health promotion, examples which reflect the long-standing use, worldwide, of narrative to promote health. …

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