The aftermath of tsunami- a biopsychosocial lens

Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Issues in Chinese Contexts
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages107-113
Number of pages7
Volume5
ISBN (Electronic)9781536112238
ISBN (Print)9781608767236
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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