Self-care from a university perspective
The University Welfare Department of the University of Informatics Science (UCI), in Wednesday afternoon, organized another meeting to reflect and debate around an interesting topic for our university community.
In the space that had the central theme of self-care, the MSc. Ivón Ernand, a specialist in social and community psychiatry, stated that the first thing to do is to get to know oneself in order to carry out a plan.
During the meeting, the main indicators of the topic were defined in which the speaker emphasized that information, apart from how good it can be, is not sufficient for health promotion and that people will take adequate care if they have knowledge, skills, confidence and reason for that.
When referring to the difficulties of self-care, she emphasized that behaviors are rooted in cultural beliefs and traditions and also pointed out the existence of behavioral paradoxes and the stereotyped socialization of care according to gender.
She emphasized that among the determinants of self-care are knowledge, will, attitudes and habits; And personal development is required as self-concept, self-esteem, self-acceptance and resilience.
This meeting that served as a socializing space provided the participants with tools of analysis to approach a fundamental aspect of the human being.