School of Nursing
Loneliness, social isolation, health
Family Practice Nursing | Geriatric Nursing | Palliative Nursing | Pediatric Nursing | Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing
Miller, Paige, "Loneliness, Social Isolation, and Their Connection to Overall Health Across the Lifespan" (2021). Senior Honors Theses. 1121.
Due to recent circumstances, the incidence of loneliness and social isolation has skyrocketed. Fortunately, there have already been countless studies examining the longer-term implications of these two factors on health. Loneliness and social isolation have been found to impact cardiovascular health, stress response, immune function, resilience, mental health, attachment, spiritual health, and many other determinants of health. A variety of research was examined outlining the psychological implications of loneliness and social isolation. These factors also influence physiological processes and can exacerbate a variety of diseases. After presentation of this evidence, a collection of possible interventions will be discussed, and their efficacy will be reviewed.
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