Indian Journal of Health Social Work
Volume 4 | Issue 2 | July-Dec, 2022
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ITS IMPLICATION FOR MEDICAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
In the digital age, the convergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and social work has ushered in a new era of possibilities, particularly in the realm of mental health. The potential for AI to revolutionize social workers’ approach towards mental health interventions and support is immense. With its ability to analyze large amounts of data, recognize patterns, and generate insights, AI could change the game. Mental health challenges have become increasingly prevalent, and traditional approaches to dealing with them are often insufficient due to limited resources and the shame that comes with seeking assistance.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: A REFLECTIVE DISCUSSION
Substance abuse is one of the major issues, which is facing worldwide. According to World Health Organization (WHO), drug addiction and substance abuse are serious public health issues affecting developing countries around the world (Ursu, A. et al., (2022), WHO,2020). Indirectly or directly, drug addiction which includes smoking, drinking, and using illicit drugs causes 11.8 million fatalities worldwide each year. (Cheron et al.,2021, Roth, et al., 2017). The Global Burden of Disease study says this number is more significant than REVIEW ARTICLES cancer-related fatalities and represents a fifth of all. Most early-age teenagers aged 17 to 20 years are seriously addicted to some drug use . In India, people aged 10 to 75 years, 14.6 % alcohol,2.83% cannabis, and 2.1% opioid, indulged in these substances (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,19 July 2022).
PSYCHOSOCIAL FIRST AID FOR SOCIAL SUPPORT: INTERVENTION CASELETS IN DISASTER CONTEXT
Social support is one of the important functions of social relationships. Social support is always intended by the sender to be helpful, thus distinguishing it from intentional negative interactions (such as angry criticism, hassling, undermining). Social support means having friends and other people, including family, to turn to in times of need or crisis to give you a broader focus and positive self-image. Social support enhances quality of life and provides a buffer against adverse life events. Social support involves that you experience security and closeness, can have the opportunity to care for others, that you belong to a social network, feel respected and valued, and participate in a community with mutual obligations.
EXPLORING SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION AND IT’S IMPACT ON THE PSYCHOSOMATIC HEALTH OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN WESTERN ODISHA: A GENDER AND BMI PERSPECTIVE
Social media platforms have become an integral part of modern life, with an increasing number of individuals, including university students, engaging with them extensively. This widespread use of social networking sites (SNSs) has raised concerns about the potentially addictive nature of these platforms and their impact on the psychosomatic health of young adults. University students, in particular, are considered a vulnerable population due to their heavy reliance on SNSs for communication, information sharing, and entertainment (Kuss & Griffiths, 2017). Research into the addictive nature of social media usage has been a focal point in recent years. Andreassen, Torsheim, Brunborg, and Pallesen (2012) developed the Facebook Addiction Scale, which revealed that individuals could develop addictive tendencies towards social networking sites, leading to adverse effects on their overall well-being
PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK INTERVENTIONS FOR POST-PARTUM NEUROLOGICAL ILLNESS IN A NEURO-CASUALTY AND EMERGENCY SETTING: A CASE STUDY
Neurological conditions with an acute onset in postpartum patients are often referred by the Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to a neurological emergency setting as soon as a condition requiring emergency care is suspected. Pregnancy and giving birth are considered to be major life events in the lives of individuals. Few mothers’ experience certain difficulties during the postpartum period which can be physical or psychological or both. The distress caused as a result of these conditions is significant and affects their functionality to a great extent. Delay in treatment of hemorrhagic myelitis may lead to permanent disability. There have been several published case reports and case series detailing various neurological manifestations during post-partum. Acute postpartum paraplegia commonly occurs due to predisposing factors, that is, trauma, coagulation abnormalities, vascular malformations, preeclampsia or iatrogenic and due to spinal needle for anesthesia during labor.
A STUDY ON STUDENTS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & SELF ESTEEM
In the effort to build a prosperous nation, the development of human capital and quality human resources cannot be overlooked and are closely linked. School students are among those who play a key role in leading the nation in the future. In fact, the credibility of the student depends on the degree of his positive self-development and mastery of soft skills in solving future challenges and problems. During school life, positive self-confidence and good emotional intelligence will help school pupils to adapt. In the long run, they will also help college students cope with real-world challenges. Emotional intelligence as a term did not enter our language until around 1990. Although it is a relatively new term, interest in the term has grown tremendously since then. Already in the 1930s, psychologist Edward Thorndike described the concept of “social intelligence” as the ability to get along with other people.
A CASE STUDY ON ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN RURAL WEST BENGAL: PROGRESS AND GAPS IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE SERVICES
To protect adolescents from various sexual and reproductive health issues, they must use reproductive health services. As a result, before executing any interventions, the level of their service utilization should be assessed. Taking Adolescents’ Bio-Physical and Psychological Changes into, every family should talk about issues relating to sexual and reproductive health. Schools can significantly enhance adolescents’ knowledge, attitudes, and exposure to Reproductive Healthcare services because most adolescents at this age spend most of their time in school. Therefore, the school administration should work to foster an environment that encourages adolescents to talk about their concerns and experiences with Reproductive Healthcare services. To achieve a successful outcome, Health Structure still needs to reform the current practice and establish new comprehensive free-standing or integrated adolescent friendly-services with trained service providers conveniently
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