No one can predict when and where a disaster will happen, but we can at least have an integrated understanding of how disaster affects human life and what issues we need to consider in order to provide comprehensive care to survivors and their families. This chapter aims to examine the impacts of the tsunami on health through a biopsychosocial lens. The interrelationships of human physical bodies and minds should be conceptualized in social contexts. Recommendations for facilitating the process of recovery from the tsunami are given. Adopting a holistic health perspective with regard to the tsunami can help us to prepare for natural disasters in the future.
|Title of host publication||Health Issues in Chinese Contexts|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)