Coping with COVID-19: the role of religion in times of crisis

Ramsay, Jonathan (2020) Coping with COVID-19: the role of religion in times of crisis. In: Khader, Majeed, Dillon, Denise, Chen, Xingyu Ken, Neo, Loo Seng, and Chin, Jeffrey, (eds.) How to prepare for the next pandemic: behavioural sciences insights for practitioners and policymakers. World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 95-111.

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[Extract:] The most serious pandemic of the globalised age has had tremendous consequences, both physical and psychological, for the world’s population. Few people have remained unaffected, although it is undeniable that certain individuals and groups have suffered more than others. Many journalists and medical professionals have highlighted the disproportionately high mortality rates among ethnic minorities in several nations (Pareek et al., 2020), while others have decried the severity of the psychological impact that social distancing has had on individuals struggling with mental health issues (Yao et al., 2020). There can be no doubt that COVID-19 is everyone’s problem. Yet, it is vitally important to mitigate and leverage differences in vulnerability and resilience respectively if we are to minimise the total cost of this terrible illness.

Item ID: 65679
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9789811230066
Copyright Information: © World Scientific 2021. In accordance with the publisher's policies, the Author Accepted Manuscript of this research output is available Open Access from ResearchOnline@JCU from 3 December 2021.
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 03:09
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520304 Health psychology @ 34%
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5004 Religious studies > 500405 Religion, society and culture @ 33%
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520504 Psychology of religion @ 33%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 50%
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