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Investigación bibliotecológica

On-line version ISSN 2448-8321Print version ISSN 0187-358X

Abstract

CASTRO SANTANA, Anaclara  and  ALTAMIRANO BUSTAMANTE, Nelly. ¿Reading oneself to health?: current practices and prospects for bibliotherapy as a didactic-therapeutic tool. Investig. bibl [online]. 2018, vol.32, n.74, pp.171-192. ISSN 2448-8321.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/iibi.24488321xe.2018.74.57918.

Biblio-therapy, an age-old technique, has recently regained some momentum in diverse settings around the world. This therapeutic-didactic approach posits that one can regain or improve health by reading on a regular basis. Taking this as a point of departure, the idea that significant acts of reading elicit changes in the reader, theorists and active practitioners of biblio-therapy argue that books can improve the well-being of individuals, particularly when it is guided in some way. This paper offers an assessment of concepts and current trends in biblio-therapy as an interdisciplinary practice, along with an exploration of potential paths for further development.

Keywords : Biblio-therapy; Reading; Health; Educational intervention.

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