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Editorial: better together: a joined-up psychological approach to health, well-being, and rehabilitation
Fortune, Dónal G.; Kinsella, Elaine Louise; Muldoon, Orla T.
It is exactly 30 years since Arthur Kleinman introduced the term “sociosomatic” in an attempt to refocus attention in the health and psychological sciences on the often apparent, yet all too frequently neglected, social aspects of illness, disorder, and well-being (Kleinman, 1986). Social and cultural causes, social mediators, and moderators, and social outcomes were suggested by Kleinman as representing an additionally helpful, legitimate, and clinically useful formulation of disorder and well-being. This framework contextualized such multifaceted intra- and inter-personal challenges within the social, cultural, and material contexts of peoples' everyday lives. Accordingly, the study of disorder and well-being necessarily requires the interdigitation of the person, their body, and their social and cultural world as essential and inter-dependent components of a comprehensive system of experience.
Keyword(s): health; well-being; rehabilitation; social support; social identity
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Citation(s): Frontiers in Psychology;7:974
Publisher(s): Frontiers Media
First Indexed: 2017-11-19 06:25:07 Last Updated: 2017-11-25 06:25:16