B1 Non-refereed journal articles
Sosiaalinen hyvinvointi turvaa terveyttä (2022)
Social Well-being Ensures Health

Fadjukoff, P., Kainulainen, S., Pirhonen, J., Saaranen, T., Valokivi, H., & Vauhkonen, A. (2022). Sosiaalinen hyvinvointi turvaa terveyttä. Sosiaalilääketieteellinen aikakauslehti, 59(3), 327-335. https://doi.org/10.23990/sa.111453

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All authors or editorsFadjukoff, Päivi; Kainulainen, Sakari; Pirhonen, Jari; Saaranen, Terhi; Valokivi, Heli; Vauhkonen, Anneli

Journal or seriesSosiaalilääketieteellinen aikakauslehti



Publication year2022

Publication date30/09/2022


Issue number3

Pages range327-335

PublisherSosiaalilääketieteen yhdistys ry

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/86251

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Human well-being is a multidimensional phenomenon, which cannot be reduced to the concepts of good health of an individual. Joining and belonging to others are fundamental human needs. Social wellbeing is shaped throughout the
lifespan in an interaction between the individual and his or her environments. From a global perspective, social wellbeing can be seen as the relative economic and cultural position of one’s nation, ethnicity, and population. While there is big variation between individuals in each community, also societies differ in their average wellbeing, as do different population groups and communities within a society. Belonging to a caring group of significant others is a crucial factor for an individual’s wellbeing and ability to function. Thus, social wellbeing can only be understood from multidimensional perspectives. The current pandemic highlights that social wellbeing issues must be in the core when organizing health and social services. Social wellbeing at the individual level is often highly stable, also due to its cumulative nature; successful psychosocial development enables trust and supportive interpersonal relationships, which in turn continue to support wellbeing. However, in a crisis, social wellbeing can suddenly change if the supportive structures collapse. Narrow and shortsighted disease prevention can have serious negative effects on social wellbeing, in turn impairing health and increasing the burden on the social and health care system.

Keywordswell-beingsocial developmentsocial relationssocial interactioncommunalityhealth effectsrisk factorswelfare statesocial policyhealth policyCOVID-19

Free keywordssosiaalinen hyvinvointi

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

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