The lived experience of hospitalized and non-hospitalized health care providers of COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study

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This paper explores the lived experience and any mental health issues of COVID-19 survivors throughout the disease crisis using a qualitative method. The semi-structured interviewing method was conducted with COVID-19 patients who were admitted and non-admitted to hospitals in Kurdistan, Iraq. The patients had positive and negative perceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic and disease, including beliefs and thoughts about COVID-19, conspiracy thinking, and concerns toward the family and their children. The patients were affected by the disease in different ways including physical consequences of COVID-19 infection, social isolation, life changes, and mental wellbeing. But they had some coping strategies to overcome the disease, such as seeking help, preventive measures, and coping techniques. The patients had some concerns about health settings and therapeutic procedures, including lack of sufficient care, receptiveness, hospital environment, and infection guidelines. This study showed that the COVID-19 disease had devastating effects on patients either physically or psychologically.

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Abdulah, Deldar Morad, Rasoul Sabri Piro, and Pranee Liamputtong. 2022. “The Lived Experience of Hospitalized and Non-Hospitalized Health Care Providers of COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 93 (4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2022.2448.