Special Issue "COVID-19 Pandemics: Impact on Health Care and Health Care Professions"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: health service research; public health; epidemiology
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. By the end of November, more than 58 million people worldwide had been infected with the SARS-CoV2 virus and more than 1.4 million had died. As a result, healthcare systems around the world have faced unprecedented challenges. However, there has been limited research into the impact of the pandemic on healthcare and health professionals.
On the one hand, there is a lack of knowledge about the extent to which pandemic-induced medical, administrative, organizational, social, psychological or regulatory changes have affected the scope, quantity, and quality of outpatient and inpatient health care for different patient populations, e.g., different age groups (children, adolescents, adults) or patients with different diseases. Moreover, there is little knowledge on how these changes have influenced and will influence patient outcomes in the short and long run. On the other hand, there is a lack of differentiated knowledge about the extent to which the physical and mental health and wellbeing of health professionals have been affected by the pandemic and its related changes in professional and private environments, and the extent to which there are differences between individual health professions. Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic standard coupled with a focus on practical implications.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Volken
Dr. Annina Zysset
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- health care
- health professions
- mental health