Overview for Healthcare Management in India
Healthcare is fundamental to national progress in any sphere. In terms of resources for economic development, nothing can be considered of higher importance than the health of the people which is a measure of their energy, capacity and potential for productive work. Health is a positive state of well being in which the harmonious development of physical and mental capacities of the individual leads to the enjoyment of a rich and full life. It is not a negative state of mere absence of disease. Health further implies complete adjustment of the individual to his total environment, physical and social.
Considerable achievements have been made since Independence in 1947 to improve health standards in the country. Nevertheless, problems abound. India has to deal with rising costs of healthcare and growing expectations of the people. The challenges of quality health services in remote rural regions have to be urgently met. AIDS, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke are not only serious health problems but also pose formidable development issues on account of their potential adverse impact on productivity and hence socio-economic development.
The present volume comprises 26 researches papers-contributed by psychiatrists, home scientists, AIDS counselors, social workers and human resources (HM) experts-which provide deep psycho-social and neurological insights into various dimensions of healthcare challenges being faced by India. Out of 26 papers, 15 papers deal with the pressing problem of HIV/AIDS and the remaining 11 with other physical and mental disorders including cancer, diabetes, depression, inhalant abuse, sleep problems, examination stress and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). These well-researched papers provide valuable information on management of healthcare problems in India.
S.K. Srivastava (Editor)
Dr. S.K. Srivastava is presently working as a faculty member in Psychology Department at Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar. Dr. S.K. Srivastava received his Ph.D. Degree in Psychology (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences) from IIT Roorkee, his field of specialization being Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He owned National Scholarship for postgraduate course and UGC Research Fellowship for his Ph.D. Work. He also has served as Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Higher Education, Haryana for three years, and since 1986 he has been a faculty member of Psychology Department at Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar. Dr. Srivastava is associated with various academic bodies in the field of Psychology and Management. Dr. Srivastava has supervised research work leading to award of fifteen Ph.Ds and Sixty Master Degree. He has contributed more than Ninety-Five research papers and articles to various journals in India and Abroad. He has to his credit four books, two conference proceedings and five psychological instruments, which are widely used in psychological and social research. Dr. Srivastava has completed four research projects sponsored and financed by ICSSR and UGC, New Delhi. He has organized two conferences at National and International levels in Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar. Simultaneously, he has been member of Executive Committee of International Association for Peace Psychology (IAPP).
Vipin Kumar (Editor)
Dr. Vipin Kumar is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar. He obtained his Doctoral Degree from the same University. He has published 4 research papers in reputed journals. His field of specialization is Clinical and Health Psychology.
Veena Katyal (Editor)
Dr. Veena Katyal is presently working as a psychologist/ counselor at Lord International School, Alwar (Rajasthan). She obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology from M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly. She is the recipient of Gold Medal for her academic excellence in Master Degree. She has published 7 empirical and 2 theoretical papers in professionally recognised journals.