publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Suffering, hope, and entrapment: resilience and cultural values in Afghanistan.

Catherine Panter-Brick; Mark Eggerman;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jul 2010
Abstract
AbstractA critical health-related issue in war-affected areas is how people make sense of adversity and why they show resilience in a high-risk environment. In Afghanistan, the burden of poor mental health arises in contexts of pervasive poverty, social inequality, and persistent violence. In 2006, we conducted face-to-face interviews with 1011 children (age 11–16) and 1011 adult caregivers, randomly selected in a school-based survey in three northern and central areas. Participants narrated their experiences as part of a systematic health survey, including an open-ended questionnaire on major life stressors and solutions to mitigate them. Responses were analyse...
Subjects
free text keywords: Afghanistan, Mental health, Resilience, Social justice, Psychosocial wellbeing, Conflict, Suffering, Violence, History and Philosophy of Science, Health(social science), Article, Social medicine, Social order, Sociology, Social environment, Dignity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social inequality, Psychological resilience, Social psychology, Social value orientations
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Abstract
AbstractA critical health-related issue in war-affected areas is how people make sense of adversity and why they show resilience in a high-risk environment. In Afghanistan, the burden of poor mental health arises in contexts of pervasive poverty, social inequality, and persistent violence. In 2006, we conducted face-to-face interviews with 1011 children (age 11–16) and 1011 adult caregivers, randomly selected in a school-based survey in three northern and central areas. Participants narrated their experiences as part of a systematic health survey, including an open-ended questionnaire on major life stressors and solutions to mitigate them. Responses were analyse...
Subjects
free text keywords: Afghanistan, Mental health, Resilience, Social justice, Psychosocial wellbeing, Conflict, Suffering, Violence, History and Philosophy of Science, Health(social science), Article, Social medicine, Social order, Sociology, Social environment, Dignity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social inequality, Psychological resilience, Social psychology, Social value orientations
Related Organizations
52 references, page 1 of 4

Aggarwal, N.K.. Exploring identity, culture, and suffering with a Kashmiri Sikh refugee. Social Science & Medicine. 2007; 65 (8): 1654-1665 [PubMed]

Almedom, A.M., Glandon, D.. Resilience is not the absence of PTSD any more than health is the absence of disease. Journal of Loss & Trauma. 2007; 12 (2): 127-143 [OpenAIRE]

Almedom, A.M., Summerfield, D.. Mental well-being in settings of complex emergencies: an overview. Journal of Biosocial Science. 2004; 36: 381-388 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Bakhshi, P., Trani, J.. 2006

Barber, B.K.. Contrasting portraits of war: youths’ varied experiences with political violence in Bosnia and Palestine. International Journal of Behavioral Development. 2008; 32 (4): 298-309

Barber, B.K.. 2009

Bernard, H.R.. 2006

Betancourt, T., Khan, K.. The mental health of children affected by armed conflict: protective processes and pathways to resilience. International Review of Psychiatry. 2008; 20: 317-328 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Boyden, J., de Berry, J.. 2004

Canfield, R.L., Williams, T.. Psychological anthropology. 1975

Canvin, K., Martilla, A., Burstrom, B., Whitehead, M.. Tales of the unexpected? Hidden resilience in poor households in Britain. Social Science & Medicine. 2009; 69: 238-245 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Carbonella, A.. Towards an anthropology of hope. Focaal. 2003; 42: 173-186

Cardozo, B.L., Bilukha, O.O., Crawford, C.A.G., Shaikh, I., Wolfe, M.I., Gerber, M.L.. Mental health, social functioning, and disability in postwar Afghanistan. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2004; 292 (5): 575-584 [PubMed]

Davis, J.. The anthropology of suffering. Journal of Refugee Studies. 1992; 5 (2): 149-161

De Berry, J.. Community psychosocial support in Afghanistan. Intervention. 2004; 2 (2): 143-151

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