Year: 1992 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.149, no.12, (December 1992), p.1623-1632 SIEC No: 19920667

The author assessed the aspect of the healer’s listening in the history of caring & curing, with particular attention to its place in psychological healing. An extensive range of philosophical, religious & medical sources were reviewed. Results show that looking rather than listening has been emphasized in healing endeavours. This finding leads Jackson to conclude that this emphasis on looking threatens to overwhelm the need for an attentive & concerned listener/caregiver. (47 refs.)