PMID: 7941488Aug 1, 1994Paper

The experience of therapeutic reading

Western Journal of Nursing Research
L J Cohen


This article describes a qualitative study of therapeutic reading intended to provide understanding of bibliotherapy. Using the Colaizzi method, interviews with eight participants were analyzed and the structure of the experience of therapeutic reading identified. The structure of the experience of therapeutic reading was recognition of self evolving into ways of feeling and ways of knowing. A discussion of the implications of results is presented.


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