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Family in the age of COVID‐19

Author:
LEBOW Jay
Journal article citation:
Family Process, 59(2), 2020, pp.309-312.
Publisher:
Wiley

...that reactions to COVID‐19 present a once in a lifetime international social experiment about family life, perhaps the most widespread social experiment of all time. (Edited publisher abstract)

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New development: ‘Healing at a distance’ telemedicine and COVID-19

Authors:
LEITE Higor, HODGKINSON Ian R., GRUBER Thorsten
Journal article citation:
Public Money and Management, 40(6), 2020, pp.483-485.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

In extreme circumstances such as pandemics, the presence of patients in hospital emergency departments becomes untenable. Healthcare professionals and organizations worldwide are leaning on technology as a crucial ally to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. This article focuses on the positive impact of telemedicine for helping service provision, from enabling virtual triage to mitigating... (Edited publisher abstract)

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COVID-19 and disabled people: perspectives from Iran

Authors:
JALALI Maryam, et al
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 35(5), 2020, pp.844-847.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

This is a Current Issue because, at the time of writing, COVID-19 has affected many countries and territories worldwide and Iran ranked early on as one of the most seriously affected countries. As a result, this pandemic crisis poses a considerable challenge to people with disabilities in Iran. This short article shows the different challenges people with disabilities are facing during the COVID...

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Stuck at home in a cold home: the implications of Covid-19 for the fuel poor

Authors:
BAKER William, et al
Journal article citation:
People Place and Policy Online, 14(1), 2020, pp.2-5. Online only
Publisher:
Sheffield Hallam University
Place of publication:
Sheffield

Policies to address the impact of Covid-19 on low income energy consumers have rightly focussed on energy bills, particularly in the context of home confinement and increased energy consumption. In the longer term, however, we need policies to improve home energy standards. The evidence shows that higher standards reduce the risk of getting a respiratory illness, improve the health of those (Edited publisher abstract)

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Loss and resilience in the time of COVID‐19: meaning making, hope, and transcendence

Author:
WALSH Froma
Journal article citation:
Family Process, early cite 17 July 2020,
Publisher:
Wiley

This article addresses the many complex and traumatic losses wrought by the COVID‐19 pandemic. In contrast to individually‐based, symptom‐focused grief work, a resilience‐oriented, systemic approach with complex losses contextualizes the distress and mobilizes relational resources to support positive adaptation. Applying a family resilience framework to pandemic‐related losses, discussion focuses (Edited publisher abstract)

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A role for lived experience mental health leadership in the age of Covid-19

Authors:
BYRNE Louise, WYKES Til
Journal article citation:
Journal of Mental Health, 29(3), 2020, pp.243-246.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
London

Editorial. In 2020 an invisible assassin has swept across the world, creating chaos, confusion and uncertainty. Covid 19 has taken many people’s health, some people’s lives and the lives of loved ones. It has destroyed livelihoods and put the financial futures of billions at risk. At a time when there is a global mental health crisis, the lived experience community has answers that are highly... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Including people with disability in the COVID-19 outbreak emergency preparedness and response in China

Authors:
QI Fei, HU Luanjiao
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 35(5), 2020, pp.848-853.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

With the outbreak of the COVID-19, China had to declare a public health emergency within a short time. In order to control and prevent further spread of the disease, China activated the highest emergency response level and has been implementing many draconian measures based on the Law on Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases (LPTID). However, the LPTID lacks a disability perspective (Edited publisher abstract)

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Self-direction of home and community-based services in the time of COVID-19

Author:
MAHONEY Kevin J.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Gerontological Social Work, early cite 5 June 2020,
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes and assisted living facilities have accounted for over 20% of all infections, adult day care and other congregate sites have closed, and traditional home care agencies are facing staff shortages. In this environment, self-direction of home and community-based services, where the participant can hire their own staff and manage a budget that can be used (Edited publisher abstract)

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COVID-19 pandemic: workforce Implications for gerontological social work

Authors:
BERG-WEGER Marla, SCHROEPFER Tracy A.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Gerontological Social Work, early cite 5 June 2020,
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for people of all ages but particularly devastating to adults 65 and older, which has highlighted the critical need for ensuring that all social workers gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work with this population. While there is a critical shortage of gerontological social workers and we must continue to increase that number, we cannot wait... (Edited publisher abstract)

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COVID-19 epidemic peer support and crisis intervention via social media

Authors:
CHENG Pu, et al
Journal article citation:
Community Mental Health Journal, 56(5), 2020, pp.786-792.
Publisher:
Springer

This article describes a peer support project developed and carried out by a group of experienced mental health professionals, organized to offer peer psychological support from overseas to healthcare professionals on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China. This pandemic extremely challenged the existing health care systems and caused severe mental distress to frontline healthcare (Edited publisher abstract)

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