Is health everything?

Author/s Paride Braibanti, Andrea Greco, Clara Mucci
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/3 Language Italian
Pages 7 P. 45-51 File size 196 KB
DOI 10.3280/PDS2021-003009
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Can psychology be defined "only" as a health profession? The presence of psychology in health contexts is indispensable, but reducing it to this presence is inappropriate and impossi-ble; in fact, "objects", "issues" and "contexts" relevant to health are not reducible to the health system and seem to require multidisciplinary and multisectoral approaches. Covid-19 makes it clear that a sectoral view is insufficient to address the devastating impact on society; Covid-19 represents a challenge that seems to require a reorientation to a psychology which, while duti-fully exercising an action to support individual traumas and frailties, cannot afford to reduce its presence and ability to intervene to. It is also along these problematic nuclei that a reterritoriali-zation of psychology develops; in this way, through a not short process of revisiting the epis-temological and methodological foundations of the practices and operationalities typical of the profession, psychology can assume a role of autonomous presence and influence in the system of health and social services. We therefore appeal to the Postgraduate Schools in Health Psy-chology to recognize themselves in the task of guiding this necessary transition towards a full transformative responsibility for psychology.

Keywords: riterritorializzazione, psicologia della salute, professione sanitaria

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Paride Braibanti, Andrea Greco, Clara Mucci, Ist Gesundheit Alles? in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 3/2021, pp 45-51, DOI: 10.3280/PDS2021-003009