To be a research trainee in the time of COVID-19
Days after the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, with coursework for our winter semester wrapping up, we decided to apply our passion for global health by joining a team working on a rapid qualitative study: Triage and COVID-19: global preparedness, socio-cultural considerations, and communication. The goals of this ongoing study, led by Dr. Elysée Nouvet, Assistant Professor in the School of Health Studies at the University of Western Ontario, are to inform discussion and approaches to the care and treatment of seriously ill patients who will not be prioritized for critical care during COVID-19. This work is being conducted under the COVID-19 Research Roadmap (social-science working group) convened by the WHO. Ultimately, the objective is to generate evidence to inform governments and healthcare organizations in their development and implementation of realistic, socially, and culturally sensitive COVID-19 triage and communication strategies.
Read the full post on the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research website
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