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Caring on the Frontline during COVID-19

Contributions from Rapid Qualitative Research

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  • Explores the experiences of healthcare workers delivering care during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Examines healthcare policies and HCWs’ experiences across 20 countries

  • Demonstrates the value of rapid qualitative research during infectious epidemics

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This book examines the experiences of global healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It shines a light on the experiences of healthcare workers during the pandemic, exploring their lived experiences of delivering care without losing sight of the emotional and symbolic nature of their work. Incorporating cutting-edge research from global experts in medical anthropology, medical sociology, medicine, psychology and nursing, it uniquely demonstrates the value of rapid qualitative research during infectious epidemics. Drawing on data collected during the COVID-19 pandemic, the book explores global healthcare policies and healthcare workers’ experiences across 20 countries.

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Targeted Intervention, University College London, London, UK

    Cecilia Vindrola-Padros

  • UNICEF, New York, USA

    Ginger A. Johnson

About the editors

Cecilia Vindrola-Padros is a Medical Anthropologist interested in applied health research and the development of rapid approaches to research. She has written extensively on the use of rapid qualitative research and currently co-directs the Rapid Research, Evaluation and Appraisal Lab (RREAL) with Dr. Ginger Johnson. Cecilia works as a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Targeted Intervention, UCL and Social Scientist at the NIAA Health Services Research Centre (HSRC), Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA).

Ginger Johnson is a Medical Anthropologist who has conducted research on behalf of the World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Population Services International (PSI) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She was embedded in West Africa with the IFRC during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak and currently co-directs the Rapid Research, Evaluation and Appraisal Lab (RREAL) with Dr. Cecilia Vindrola-Padros. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Caring on the Frontline during COVID-19

  • Book Subtitle: Contributions from Rapid Qualitative Research

  • Editors: Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Ginger A. Johnson

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-6486-1

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-6485-4Published: 25 February 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-6488-5Published: 26 February 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-6486-1Published: 24 February 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVII, 312

  • Number of Illustrations: 16 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Sociology, general, Medical Anthropology, Medical Sociology

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