A biopsychosocial framework for recovery from COVID-19

Stuart, Kaz, Faghy, Mark, Bidmead, Elaine, Roberts, Catriona, Grimwood, Sam and Winn-Reed, Thea (2020) A biopsychosocial framework for recovery from COVID-19. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy .

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Abstract

This paper proposes a biopsychosocial analysis of Covid-19 experiences enhances understanding of complex and interrelated factors and leads to the proposition of a biopsychosocial recovery framework.
Online narrative research was used to explore people’s experiences of Covid-19 was conducted over a four-month period. The call was distributed via a short open ended qualitative online survey advertised on social media platforms and 305 responses came from across England.
The findings illustrate people with a narrow range of biopsychosocial characteristics experienced a wide range of biopsychosocial impacts which are nuanced, complex and dynamic. Left unaddressed these may create future adverse biopsychosocial characteristics. An integrated biopsychosocial framework for recovery is proposed to avoid such further negative outcomes from the pandemic.
The sample contained a bias in age, gender and living arrangements.
The paper offers a clear framework to enable integrated holistic recovery / re-growth planning.
The paper is original in its use of a biopsychosocial analytical framework.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 0144-333X
Departments: Departments > Institute of Health > Social Work, Children and Families
Depositing User: Kaz Stuart
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2020 08:10
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2020 08:15
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5684

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