What is it about?

This paper explores the stories of 305 people who have lived through Covid-19. The paper maps these people's experiences into biological psychological and social impacts. This provides a useful insight into the range and complexity of issues arising aside from the clinical health issues. This prompts consideration of recovery from a similar biological psychological and social perspective to mitigate against further long-term impacts.

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Why is it important?

Most research focusses on the health or social or psychological impacts of Covid-19. This paper looks at how the three are mutually reinforcing and why they therefore need considering together for any successful recovery planning.


Effective recovery planning involves looking at people holistically with a combined set of biological psychological and social assets and needs. Only by considering these together will planning be able to effectively and equitably support all people.

Kaz Stuart
University of Cumbria

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This page is a summary of: A biopsychosocial framework for recovery from COVID-19, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, September 2020, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/ijssp-07-2020-0301.
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