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Twenty-twenty started with a number of challenges affecting health care such as the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Although fresh news is breaking daily, the library has put together online resources on this topic, to keep you up to date and how it may impact your practice.
Government & industry updates on COVID-19
Industry resources for health care workers
Managing anxiety and stress
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented levels of continuing demand on healthcare, with nurses at the forefront.
Finding the evidence: COVID-19
Journal publisher content
BMJ's Coronavirus (Covid-19) Hub
Hub supports health professionals and researchers with practical guidance, online CPD courses, as well as the latest news, comment, and research from BMJ.
Browse the JAMA Network COVID-19 collection, including Q&A's with NIAID's Anthony Fauci and Patient Information pages.
COVID-19 Resource Centre bringing together all COVID-19 research, reviews, commentary, news, and analysis from across the Lancet family of journals as it is published.
NEJM Coronavirus (Covid-19)
A collection of articles and other resources on the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.
Oxford Academic Journals
Free access to OUP resources on coronavirus and related topics including guidelines and legal responses (US)
More relevant publisher resources
New book titles about care during Covid-19
Read about the experiences of healthcare workers and patients during the pandemic. The following titles may be borrowed from the library
The care factor : a story of nursing and human connection in the time of social distancing by
The Care Factor tells the story of one incredible nurse - one among many - who chose to meet an unprecedented global health crisis on the frontline. Simone Sheridan has one of the most sought-after skills today. As a nurse, her skill is to care. When Covid-19 began to spread across the world in 2020, Sim volunteered to retrain to work in Melbourne's intensive care wards. And as she prepared to go back to ICU and case numbers began climbing, Sim started talking to her friend Ailsa. Through the exhaustion, the confusion, the many tears and the surprising moments of hilarity, Sim kept talking. And Ailsa started writing. In The Care Factor, Ailsa walks behind Sim as she faces the realities of the coronavirus. The result is a deeply human account of what the pandemic has really meant, not just for Sim and her fellow health professionals, but also for their patients, their families and friends, and the many who faced life in lockdown. This is a celebration of nursing, of friendship, and of the layers of connection and care that allow us to keep going when it feels impossible.
Call Number: 610.73092 WIL 2021
Breathtaking : inside the NHS in a time of pandemic by
When the once-in-a-century pandemic struck, it didn't matter that it was predicted and expected - nor even that we had watched it before, playing out in multiplexes over popcorn. We ambled, half-asleep, into disaster. In the first three months of 2020, perplexity drifted into mild concern that suddenly sheered into panic. Economies nose-dived. Schools workplaces closed. Populations hid inside their homes. Whole societies shut down. In most people's living memory, no crisis had caused such global upheaval so swiftly and so comprehensively. The scale and pace of the pandemic were stunning. As a palliative care doctor, Rachel Clarke found herself spending less time in the hospice and more in the hospital. Unable to convey the intensity of her days on the wards to friends and family, by night, she wrote about what she and her colleagues were going through. Breathtaking is her inside story of how the health service responded. But when she looked back over her writing, she found that what she had thought was an unrelenting stream of death and darkness was in fact illuminated by pinpricks of light. The curtailing of human contact, it seemed, was a reminder of precisely how precious it was, and just how far a little of it could go. Breathtaking depicts life, death, hope, fear, medicine at its most impotent and also at its finest, the courage of patients in enormous adversity, the stress of being torn between helping those patients and endangering your spouse and children, the long fretful nights ruminating over whether the PPE you wear fits the science or the size of the government stockpile. Faltering, fumbling, tenacious, undaunted, this is medicine in the time of corona virus.
Call Number: 362.1962414 CLA 2021
Many different kinds of love : a story of life, death and the NHS by
Will I wake up?' 'There's a 50:50 chance.' In March 2020, Michael Rosen became unwell. Soon he was struggling to breathe, and he was admitted to hospital with coronavirus. What followed was months on the wards: a month in an induced coma, and weeks of rehab and recovery as the NHS saved his life, and then got him back on his feet. Throughout it all, a diary was kept at the end of Michael's bed, where his nurses wrote him letters of hope and support. And as soon as he was awake, he was ready to start writing his own story. Combining stunning new prose poems by one of Britain's best loved poets and the moving coronavirus diaries of his nurses, and featuring original illustrations by Chris Riddell, this is a beautiful book about love, life and the NHS that celebrates the power of community and the indomitable spirits of the people who keep us well.
Call Number: 362.19624140092 ROS 2021
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Covid articles have now merged with all 'Health' topics
Relevant articles (open-access)
Articles: Long COVID
Long COVID after breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infection
Article from Nature medicine by Al-Aly etal 25 May 2022
Long COVID and COVID-19 Omicron variant in children
Article from Pediatric nursing by Bernice D. Mowery, 48(2) (Mar/Apr 2022)
Incidence, co-occurrence, and evolution of long-COVID features: a 6-month retrospective cohort study of 273,618 survivors of COVID-19
Taquet, M., Dercon, Q., Luciano, S., Geddes, J. R., Husain, M., & Harrison, P. J. (2021). PLOS Medicine, 18(9), e1003773.
Severe fatigue in long COVID: web-based quantitative follow-up study in members of online long COVID support groups
Van Herck, M., Goërtz, Y. M., Houben-Wilke, S., Machado, F. V., Meys, R., Delbressine, J. M., ... & Spruit, M. A. (2021). Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(9), e30274.
Unpacking “long COVID”
Murray, T. (2021). CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal= Journal de L'association Medicale Canadienne, 193(9), E318-E319.
To support nurses during this challenging period, Nursing Standard has developed a collection of free, evidence-based resources relevant to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic
Coronavirus clinical zone by
In addition to articles specific to caring for patients with Covid-19, this zone collates essential clinical content to help nurses refresh skills and knowledge they may need to work in unfamiliar settings or to support students and those returning to practice.
Health information literacy
The scale of COVID-19 and the presence of misleading information requires nurses and midwives to exercise their professional responsibility to identify and spread accurate information. (Bin Naeem, Bhatti & Khan, 2020)
An exploration of how fake news is taking over social media and putting public health at risk
Naeem, S. B., Bhatti, R., & Khan, A. (2021). Health Information & Libraries Journal, 38(2), 143-149.
Identifying credible sources of health information in social media: principles and attributes
Kington, R. S., Arnesen, S., Chou, W. Y. S., Curry, S. J., Lazer, D., & Villarruel, A. M. I (2021). NAM Perspectives.
Lies kill, facts save: detecting COVID-19 misinformation in Twitter
Al-Rakhami, M. S., & Al-Amri, A. M. (2020). IEEE Access, 8, 155961-155970.
Science and health misinformation in the digital age
Merkley, E., & Loewen, P. (2021). Analysis & Policy Observation (APO)
Your toolkit for addressing misinformation
Published by Evidence for Democracy (2021)
For more assistance finding quality articles see the Finding journal articles online library resource guide