Adaptive Coping During Protracted Political Conflict, War and Military Blockade in Gaza
Hammad, J. and Tribe, R. 2020. Adaptive Coping During Protracted Political Conflict, War and Military Blockade in Gaza . International Review of Psychiatry.
|Authors||Hammad, J. and Tribe, R.|
Identifying culturally-relevant concepts and coping mechanisms can help protect civilian wellbeing. This study explores how seven professional Palestinian university graduates in the Gaza Strip (occupied Palestinian territories) cope with war, military occupation, military blockade and the challenges of living in a conflict-affected area. Participants were interviewed to determine whether culturally specific modes of coping were used. Thematic analysis was applied. The use of resistance and more specifically, sumud , being steadfast and persevering, were identified alongside the motivation to persevere and other adaptive responses to living conditions. Coping strategies identified in this study include adapting, problem-solving, accepting reality, exercising patience, utilising social support, and faith in God (iman) and religion. The implications of this study and the relevance of the findings to mental health and disaster relief are considered.
|Journal||International Review of Psychiatry|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis for Institute of Psychiatry and Johns Hopkins University|
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|Accepted||09 Mar 2020|
|Deposited||10 Mar 2020|
|Copyright holder||© 2020 Institute of Psychiatry and Johns Hopkins University|
|Copyright information||This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Review of Psychiatry on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/[Article DOI].|
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