Exposure to coronavirus (COVID‑19) using narrative and simulated experience approaches: A commentary

Panahi, Somayeh and Ashrafi‑rizi, Hasan and Panahi, Maryam (2020) Exposure to coronavirus (COVID‑19) using narrative and simulated experience approaches: A commentary. Journal of Education and Health Promotion.


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In the late December 2019, coronavirus (COVID‑19) outbreak had started in Wuhan, China, and so far, it has spread to many Asian, European, and American countries such as Iran, South Korea, Italy, Canada, France, Germany, and the United States. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the prevalence of the new disease namely COVID‑19, acknowledging that the disease could spread quickly in countries which are not ready to be encountered with it.[1‑3] From the earliest days of corona outbreak in China, the initial affairs have been taken to control the virus. The rapid response of the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) significantly facilitated the clinical recognition as well as the early realization of the infection epidemiology.[4] Evidence suggests that other countries have also sought to include the virus through information and successful experiences from China and the WHO.[5] Undoubtedly, the context of information and media experiences in the COVID‑19 crisis should have certain features which could be utilized effectively by health practitioners and the general public for the influential prevention, recovery, and treatment. This article tries to explain two approaches in the form of narration and decision‑making based on simulated experiences previously proposed by Hogarth and Soyer[6] in COVID‑19 control process. In this article, the authors use the term “narration” instead of “storytelling.”

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 04:41
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2020 04:41
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2284

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