Resilience and the psychobiological base
This chapter examines the psychobiological base of resilience in relation to palliative care. It explores the useful concepts of allostasis and allostatic load and describes some of the psychobiological processes that have been identified to connect the mind, brain, and behaviour they collectively and interactively adapt to change. It also discusses psychologist Victor Frankl's observation of resilience through a psychobiological model and suggests that it is impossible to promote resilience as it is as much a myth to believe that all resilience is just a matter of ‘pulling ourselves together’.
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