Psychosocial research in health entails an approach to service users as biological, emotional, social and cultural subjects. It positions the individual in networks of interpersonal relationships, organizations, and socio/political/economic systems. The knowledge base draws on the social and psychological sciences, political theory, social policy, philosophy and cultural studies. It has applications in social work and social care, nursing, community and youth work, and shares a natural affinity with the arts and humanities.
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