In light of the DIPEx International commitment to study individual experiences that people have with health and illness, in order to understand where did people struggle and where did they learn, this research project aims to clarify what we can comprehend from the experiences of COVID-19 survivors from the countries that participate to this study.
This research project aims to provide information and support to patients, families, carers, friends and healthcare professionals about the experience of and recovery from COVID-19, and consequently to understand how response strategies (intended both on a clinical and on a social level) to the current public health crisis and to future significant threats to public health can be reshaped and ameliorated, learning from recovered patients with lived experience of COVID-19.
In detail, our objective is to investigate:
- What are the experiences of COVID-19 survivors across the world, taking into account the clinical trajectory (first signs, diagnoses, treatment and recovery)?
- What are the experiences of COVID-19 survivors across the world, taking into account the social trajectory? How did these experiences change over time, during the different phases of the pandemic?
International project (Australia, Brasilia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Netherland, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA)
DIPEx international Health Experience Research Group (HERG), University Oxford, (UK)
School of Health Professions, Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur