The review report will evaluate the methods and conceptual framework that the article published with the title of “Positive Psychology in Progress” discusses. I have searched the article from Google Scholar with the helping of inputting search terms “Positive psychology in healthcare”.
The article is a rather milestone in the field of motivational interviewing and psychological practice because it validates a very loud claim that modern psychology made in the recent years. They argued that psychological healing provides the basis for physical one. However, there was no scientific proof that can be produced in order to back up the value of an abovementioned belief that appeared to be metaphysical nature. The claim was finally supported with the being reviewed scholarly work. The search experience was simplistic in nature because the search giant is no doubt the master of technologies that are associated with the field. The article had a apparent weakness in terms of not taking social and economic factors of patients into the account, and it did not consider their gender as well.
The article summarized the key and valuable interventions that are mental in their statures, but they have impact of significant amount on the ability of the patients to fight the impossible conditions that are sometimes even incurable in the eyes of latest medical literature. The patients have to have different sorts of psychological inventories in order to get through the impossible.
The article states that the elements of courage, gratitude, knowledge, social skills, leadership, self discipline, and humanistic values aid the patients in recovery. The first element in the personalities can give oneself with the belief to carry on with the struggle. The second element mentioned by the paper under scrutiny gives the ability to thank others for their efforts in this regard. The third one blesses with the expectation of good times. The fourth bestows them with the power to forget the pain by engaging into the interactions with others. The fifth has the power to influence and motivate others in order to expect the best results. Finally, the sixth results in heightened commitment towards healthy lifestyle in the subjects, and they take their treatments and medicines regularly. The hospital staff has to apply all of these interventions in order to assist the patients in regaining well-being of both mental and physical nature. Conclusively, the review effort establishes that yes, physical problems and issues have a mental side to them, and the healthcare specialists have to take care of both factors in order to create effectiveness in their field of work.
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Seligman, M. E., Steen, T. A., Nansook, P., & Christopher, P. (2005). Positive Psychology Progress: Empirical Validation of Interventions. American Psychologist, Vol 60 (5), 410-421.