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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Publication details

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

Journal or series: Sosiaalilääketieteellinen aikakauslehti

ISSN: 0355-5097

eISSN: 2242-9298

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 30/09/2022

Volume: 59

Issue number: 3

Pages range: 327-335

Publisher: Sosiaalilääketieteen yhdistys ry

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

DOI: https://doi.org/10.23990/sa.111453

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

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

Additional information: Katsaus


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.

Keywords: well-being; social development; social relations; social interaction; communality; health effects; risk factors; welfare state; social policy; health policy; COVID-19

Free keywords: sosiaalinen hyvinvointi

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

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