Volume 4 | Issue 1 | JAN -JUN 2022
COVID and Society: Challenges Before a Social Work Professionals
We have faced a global health crisis very recently, in the form of COVID -19. This pandemic has been associated with killing people, spreading human suffering, and upending people’s lives. As the time has itself revealed, COVID pandemic is much more than a health crisis, for, it is a human, economic, psychological and social crisis. The COVID19 is attacking societies at their core.
Review Article
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Work-Life Balance Among Professionals
According to the Economic Times Report, (2020), in India the active case of COVID-19 was found to be 3,374, thus the beginning of the year 2020 has seen a major global public health crisis in the form of COVID-19. Pandemic has resulted in the shut down all across the world, and as a result, every individual’s lifestyle has changed dramatically. India among many countries started shutting down as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus. As the country started shutting down in the face of crises, the whole system was confronted with a never seen situation when on the 24th of march a nationwide lockdown was ordered.
Availability of Health Infrastructure and Accessibility to Health Services in the Urban Slums of Kolkata: A Contextual Exploration
The growth of the slums has led to a greater incidence of diseases in the slums and squatter settlements. The slums are the major place for the breeding of infectious diseases and their way of transmission. This is due to increased rural-urban migration, poor and hazardous environment and lack of basic services such as proper drinking water, lack of sanitation facilities, overcrowded etc.,
Effects of Social Networking Sites on Students’ Psychosomatic Health in Western Odisha Universities During COVID-19 Pandemic - A statistical Analysis
Internet and Social Networking Sites (SNSs) have revolutionized communications to such an extent that it is now our preferred medium of everyday communication. In the 1980s and 1990s, the internet widened in scope to encompass the Information Technology (IT) capabilities of universities and research centers. The internet has become an indispensable part of today’s society. The emergence of web 2.0 in the first decade of the twenty-first century was itself a revolution in the short history of the internet and social networking sites, fostering the rise of social media and other interactive, crowd-based communication tools [1].
Stress and Burnout among Working Women: A Study of Female Faculty Members of Visva-Bharati University West Bengal
Stress is the psychological strain or distress resulting from exposure to unusual or demanding situations, known as stressors. Occupational stress (OS), specifically, is the response to organizational stressors in the workplace environment that pose “a perceived threat to an individual’s well-being or safety”. In addition to organizational factors, individual level factors have also been implicated in stress outcomes, both as contributing factors as well as moderators of stress (Cullen, 1985). Long term stress can lead to burnout which is conceptualized as a “psychological syndrome in response to chronic interpersonal stressors on the job” which arises due to an imbalance between the demands placed on individuals and their ability to cope.
Psychological Distress and Well-Being: A Cross-sectional Study of Adults in Asansol
A generic phrase used to describe unpleasant feelings or emotions that affect a person’s level of functioning is psychological distress. Well-being status is experienced as health, happiness, and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning and purpose, and the ability to manage stress. Various reasons have led to several changes in our day-to-day activities due to social distancing, lockdown, and other health hygiene practices, which are continuously influencing psychological distress and creating obstacles to well-being.
A Study on Phantom Vibration Syndrome-Behavioural and Emotional Issues Among Youth
Global technology and its evolution affect everyone. T he public embraces any communication technology changes. Globally, 4.5 billion individuals utilise mobile phones and social media (Kemp, 2020). It’s not unexpected that many of them are young. Since many years, researchers have studied the influence of smartphone use on young children. It’s not new. But teen mobile phone addiction and poor mental and physical health have generated concerns (Shoukat, 2019).Phantom vibration syndrome causes users to assume their phone is ringing or trembling when it’s not (Locke, 2016). Robert Rosenberger (2020) studies technology and behaviour at Georgia Tech.
Brief Communication
A Study on the Prevalence of Anemia amongst the Children Residing in the Urban Slums of Kolkata
Anaemia is a condition of having a low number of red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues. Iron deficiency anaemia and vitamin deficiency anaemia are very common among children. According to WHO data, in 2019, global anaemia prevalence was 39.8% (95% UI 36.0%, 43.8%) in children aged 6–59 months, equivalent to 269 million children with anaemia. There are a few causes of anaemia among children; being premature or low birth weight, poverty, lack of proper diet or iron-rich foods, etc. It is very common to experience all the criteria’s which can cause anaemia especially amongst children residing in the urban slums.
Mental Health and Well-Being of Child: A Global Mental Health Praxis
The prevalence and importance of child mental health problems have been progressively recognized in recent years. From a historical viewpoint, child psychiatry, as well as child mental health in general, are relatively recent fields within health care. While child mental health issues are essential in their own right, they frequently lead directly to adult mental health issues (Patel et al., 2013). For children’s healthy emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development, psychological wellbeing is crucial, and this is widely acknowledged. The effectiveness of various therapies to enhance children’s mental health and treat mental health issues and disorders is now well supported by the available research (Wenceslau et al., 2015).
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