Social work and Koranic mental health healers

Alean Al-Krenawi, John R. Graham

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The healing activities of six Arab Muslim Koranic healers working in the Negev desert, West Bank and the Gaza Strip are analysed with respect to healer characteristics, the process of becoming a healer, and the stages of treating mental illness, including pre-diagnosis, diagnosis, and treatment. Prospects are considered for mutual integration, observation, and dissemination between social work and Koranic healing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-65
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999


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