Human Well-Being and Pandemic Crisis: Implications for Social Work Practice from Kerala Experience

Space and Culture, India

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Title Human Well-Being and Pandemic Crisis: Implications for Social Work Practice from Kerala Experience
Creator Elsa Mary Jacob
Chandran L, Arya
Dr.Abraham Francis
Subject Wellbeing
Professional Social work
Reflective analysis
Critical Perspectives in Social Work
Social Science
Social Work
Human Geography
Description Nipah virus, the consecutive 2018 and 2019 floods, the internal social, economic, and political struggles have had a significant impact on the lives of people in Kerala, India.   While the state of Kerala was trying to get back to some form of stability, Covid-19 slams into, in an unprecedented way, drastically disrupting the lives of many. It has shaken the interconnectedness and interdependence of families and placed communities in a state of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. This article is about the vulnerabilities, experiences, voices, and untold stories of courage and resilience among people in Kerala. Authors present a reflective analysis of the multidimensional impact of Covid-19 on the ordinary lives of the people of Kerala. 
The deleterious impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the entire humanity reckons the attention of governments, economists, educators, social scientists, medical and allied professionals, including social workers, to make concerted efforts to preserve and promote human well-being. Taking into consideration the structural inequalities in society, the present paper utilises a critical social work theoretical lens to analyse how it has impacted the well-being of people, especially the marginalised and vulnerable communities in Kerala.
Publisher Alliance for Community Capacity Building
Date 2020-09-28
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Space and Culture, India; Vol 8 No 2 (2020): Space and Culture, India; 36-46
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Elsa Mary Jacob, Arya Chandran L, Dr.Abraham Francis

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