The following article, unusually and perhaps controversially, attempts an initial assessment of certain perceived potential beneficial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
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:
- Proactive anticipatory care for older people with frailty.
- Urgent primary care response.
- Specialist-led assessment and treatment at home (“Hospital at Home”).
- Coordinated multi-agency support for care homes.
- Person-centred advance care planning.
- Age-attuned acute care.
- Safe, effective and timely transfers of care.
- Optimising recovery and rehabilitation.
- Virtual clinics.
- Digitally-enabled care.
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?
Tinson, A. (2020). Living in poverty was bad for your health before COVID-19. London: Health Foundation, July 25th 2020.
After the Storm?
A JGCR editorial, exploring various positive outcomes which may arise as a result of personal coping strategies, post-traumatic growth (PTG), personal resilience and hope:
Kar, N. (2020). Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Geriatric Care and Research (JGCR). December 20th 2020, Vol.7(3): pp.101-102.