Special Issue "The Shaping of Services for Health Promotion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 69
Interests: health psychology; psychotherapeutic processes; psychology of adolescence; mental illness
The recent pandemic and the effects of the war in Ukraine have created great destabilization in the international health field. The negative effects have extended to both citizens and health services, reducing and slowing down both various ordinary activities and health-promotion activities, for example, in schools and educational settings, hospitals, and clinical settings.
Despite this, we believe that the difficulties experienced can be transformed into opportunities, which can be much more durable and sustainable.
In the face of such difficulties, we believe that many services dealing with health are able to turn such difficulties into opportunities.
This consideration is in fact based on a particular conception of health that can be referred to by services, understanding it as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not simply the absence of disease or infirmity (WHO, 2006). In this way, then, even crisis, emergency, illness, or distress in any of their forms become an opportunity to continue to promote health and not just, for example, to prevent or treat in the face of a particular critical situation.
It is thus possible to highlight how the construct of health is complex, as well as to highlight its purpose for the services that deal with it, which includes, especially in the psychological context, the attention paid to the interactive and narrative dimensions that contribute to the construction of health and the shaping of services aimed at promoting it.
That is why we invite health-promotion services or psychological health services (HSPs) to submit work, studies or experiences that highlight the value of their activities both with regard to this historical period and within the scope of their own activities.
Dr. Antonio Iudici
Dr. Jessica Neri
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- health service
- mental health
- quality of life
- health practice