Some Speculated / Potential Benefits of COVID-19 (JGCR / BBC Radio 4’s Rethink / BGS)

Summary

The following article, unusually and perhaps controversially, attempts an initial assessment of certain perceived potential beneficial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tripathy, S. Kar, SK. Roy, D. [et al]. (2020). Community perception of the environmental and wellness impact of COVID-19 and its possible implications for elderly population. Journal of Geriatric Care and Research (JGCR). June 18th 2020, Vol.7(2): pp.68-73.

Related Speculation From BBC Radio 4

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Rajan, A. (2020). Is the coronavirus crisis a chance to reset the world? London: BBC Radio 4 Rethink / We Are Covert [animation], June 19th 2020.

Examples of “COVID-19 Response” Better Ways of Working in the NHS, to be Retained and Shared?

Some beneficial innovations, implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic within the NHS, which might beneficially be retained:

  1. Proactive anticipatory care for older people with frailty.
  2. Urgent primary care response.
  3. Specialist-led assessment and treatment at home (“Hospital at Home”).
  4. Coordinated multi-agency support for care homes.
  5. Person-centred advance care planning.
  6. Age-attuned acute care.
  7. Safe, effective and timely transfers of care.
  8. Optimising recovery and rehabilitation.
  9. Virtual clinics.
  10. Digitally-enabled care.

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British Geriatrics Society (2020). Beneficial innovations from COVID-19. London: British Geriatrics Society (BGS), July 3rd 2020.

Greater Awareness of Relationships Between Socio-Economic amd Health Inequalities?

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Tinson, A. (2020). Living in poverty was bad for your health before COVID-19. London: Health Foundation, July 25th 2020.

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