Psychosocial Interventions for Health and Well-Being

Editors: Misra, Girishwar (Ed.)

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  • Comprehensively discusses the themes of health, healing and treatment in different cultural contexts
  • Discusses health and wellbeing from both behavioural and social science perspectives
  • Is one of the few books to analyse the notions of health, illness, rehabilitation, and wellbeing from non-Western perspectives
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This volume provides multifaceted and multidisciplinary insights into the growing field of health studies. Providing inputs from the behavioural sciences as well as social sciences, it discusses the issues of recovery from illness, and growth and wellbeing, as situated in social and eco-cultural contexts, and addresses the modalities of health-related interventions in diverse contexts. The specific themes taken up by the contributors are post-trauma growth, resilience, gender and health, distress and wellness, indigenous healing, counselling and psychotherapy, disability-related interventions, self-healing, as well as health issues of special groups like adolescents and the elderly, cancer patients and those suffering from other chronic illnesses. 
Till recently, the medical model has prevailed as the chief form of understanding health and illness. This has led to marginalization of the context, localization of all health and wellness components within the individual, and to biological reductionism. The contributions to this volume propose corrective measures and provide diverse approaches in a balanced manner. This volume is useful for researchers and practitioners interested in health studies, including the behavioural sciences, social work, medical anthropology, and public health.

About the authors

Girishwar Misra is Vice-Chancellor of Wardha University, Gujarat, India. He was previously professor of psychology at the University of Delhi and is the special issue editor of the journal Psychological Studies (Springer).

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Introduction: Perspectives on Interventions for Health and Well-Being

    Misra, Girishwar

    Pages 1-11

  • Role of Psychosocial Factors in the Management of Health Problems

    Mehta, M. (et al.)

    Pages 15-28

  • Determinants of Health and Well-Being: Empirical Analysis with Different Groups of Eastern Uttar Pradesh

    Dubey, Anubhuti

    Pages 29-42

  • Psychology of Resilience

    Deb, Amrita

    Pages 43-57

  • Understanding Resilience: Global Trends and Indian Research

    Mehrotra, Seema (et al.)

    Pages 59-81

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 139,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychosocial Interventions for Health and Well-Being
Editors
  • Girishwar Misra
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer (India) Pvt. Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-3782-2
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-3782-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-3780-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 368
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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