The Health and Society research activities bring together the various institute staff members who work on the topic of health, that, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. The topics dealt with in this research activity are:
- • Epidemiological analysis of the impact of tumours in industrialized countries, with particular reference to changes in the risk factors, diagnostic procedures, surgical and pharmaceutical treatments and population ageing;
- • Analysis of the relationship between nutrition and chronic-degenerative diseases in order to define a more suitable nutritional model for the maintenance of a good state of health and in particular for the implementation of a healthy lifestyle in the workplace;
- • Application of the narrative-based medicine approach – a clinical welfare intervention methodology based on a specific communication skill – in order to identify a model for reducing the waste of money, strengthening the doctor-patient relationship and improving the functioning of healthcare facilities;
- • Sociological studies of individual’s lifestyles that determine the state of citizens’ well-being, looking particularly at people’s living conditions and health determinants. A special focus is on prevention policies in the management of area plans;
- • Analysis and development of information systems in the healthcare setting with focus on: business processes modelling , development of conceptual models based on clinical data standards, assessment of quality of healthcare services also through the secondary use of clinical data.
- Antonella Ciocia, Gennaro Clemente, Anna Gigli, Daniela Luzi, Fabrizio Pecoraro, Oscar Tamburis, Tiziana Tesauro.