Suffering, hope, and entrapment: Resilience and cultural values in Afghanistan
A critical health-related issue in war-affected areas is how people make sense of adversity and why they show resilience in a high-risk environment. This study contributes to a small but growing body of work on resilience in public health and conflict settings. It demonstrates that culture functions both as an anchor for resilience and an anvil of pain, and highlights the relevance of ethnographic work in identifying what matters most in formulating social and public health policies to promote a hopeful future.
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