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A Rapid Appraisal of U.S. Healthcare Workers’ and Long Term Care Workers’ Perceptions of Care Delivery in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Project statusOngoing
Contact Dena Shenk
Host institution University of North Carolina Charlotte
Team members Dr. Andrea Freidus Dr. Dena Shenk Christin Wolf
Project Summary

This project is a three-phase rapid qualitative appraisal of the perspectives of workers providing LTC to older adults in central North Carolina during the pandemic. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 75 participants using a purposive sample from May to November, 2020. We included participants from both the range of congregate LTC communities and also in-home and community based services.  This is a mirror study conducted as part of the global efforts to study healthcare workers experiences during the pandemic spearheaded by the Rapid Research, Evaluation and Appraisal Lab (RREAL) at University College London. Due to the on-going nature of the pandemic, we are preparing to follow up through focus groups with our participants which will include plans for reopening and vaccination.

Outputs / Expected Outputs

Blogpost and two published articles are included.  We will continue to publish in a wide variety of academic and professional journals, as well as developing reports.

Supporting File 1 AAGE-blog.How-is-the-pandemic-affecting-people-with-dementia-case-study.docx
Supporting File 2 Anth-and-Aging-article.pdf
Supporting File 3 Human-Org-2020.pdf

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A Rapid Appraisal of U.S. Healthcare Workers’ and Long Term Care Workers’ Perceptions of Care Delivery in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic