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Caring on the Frontline during COVID-19
Contributions from Rapid Qualitative Research
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Main description:

This book examines the experiences of global healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It shines a light on the experiences of healthcare workers during the pandemic, exploring their lived experiences of delivering care without losing sight of the emotional and symbolic nature of their work. Incorporating cutting-edge research from global experts in medical anthropology, medical sociology, medicine, psychology and nursing, it uniquely demonstrates the value of rapid qualitative research during infectious epidemics. Drawing on data collected during the COVID-19 pandemic, the book explores global healthcare policies and healthcare workers' experiences across 20 countries.


Chapter 1: Caring on the frontline: An introductionChapter 2: Reflecting and learning from the experiences of COVID-19 researchers on gaining ethics approval during the pandemic

Chapter 3: Policies and politics: An analysis of the public policies aimed at the reorganisation of healthcare delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic

Chapter 4: Protecting and feeling protected: HCWs experiences with personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 outbreak (PPE)

Chapter 5: "Thrown into the unknown": Uncertainty and the experiences of HCW during the pandemic in Chile, Brazil and Argentina

Chapter 6: "People are not taking the outbreak seriously": Interpretations of religion and public health policy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Chapter 7: Healthcare workers' mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic

Chapter 8: "We are not all the same": Inequalities between HCWs' experiences of care and how these are shaped by ethnicity

Chapter 9: Long-term care staff perceptions of providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and Switzerland: Balancing protection and social isolation

Chapter 10: Uncanny Valley: Healthcare workers in settings of controlled response

Chapter 11: Testing times: COVID-19 testing and health care workers in South Africa

Chapter 12: Even death has changed: end-of-life, burials, and bereavement during the

COVID-19 pandemic

Chapter 13: The "Knock-on" Effects of COVID-19 on Healthcare Services

Chapter 14: Lessons for current and future pandemics


ISBN-13: 9789811664854
Publisher: Macmillan Education (Palgrave Macmillan)
Publication date: January, 2022
Pages: None
Weight: 615g
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Subcategories: General Issues


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