Deep dives: different groups’ experiences of and recovery needs from Covid-19

Stuart, Kaz ORCID logo ORCID: , Bidmead, Elaine ORCID logo ORCID: , Browning, Ruth, Grimwood, Sam, Roberts, Catriona, Winn-Reed, Thea and Pac, Aneta (2020) Deep dives: different groups’ experiences of and recovery needs from Covid-19. National Covid-19 Research, Report 6. University of Cumbria, Carlisle, UK.

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This national research into Covid-19 was undertaken with a biopsychosocial lens (Engels, 1977), that is to say, exploring the biological, psychological and social factors arising from Covid-19. Some factors could be predicted prior to the research and formed a skeleton analytical framework. This was expanded iteratively as each narrative was explored, with new factors recounted in narratives added to the framework. In this report we take a ‘deep dive’ seeking data pertaining to certain groups of people in order to provide specific insights into the needs of these groups rather than risking the specific disappearing into the general. This is not to treat different people’s needs in isolation, or as discrete. Different demographics and characteristics intersect influencing different experiences of Covid-19. In discussing the responses of people with a single shared characteristic we are not seeking to simplify or segregate, but rather to draw out nuance to further inform recovery efforts. Due to the nature of our data, these deep dives focus in on the experiences of people who were shielding; people with health or mental health conditions and services needed; people with additional needs and their carers; older adults and their carers; people experiencing decreased employment and financial hardship; experiences of learners and volunteers. It was not possible to consider the experiences of minority groups due to low numbers in the data.

Item Type: Report
Publisher: University of Cumbria
Departments: Centre for Research in Health and Society (CRIHS)
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2023 11:16
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 11:16


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