In the Beginning
Charles R. Figley, Lenore E.A. Walker, Ilene A. Serlin
[Chapter Abstract] This first chapter provides the meaning and efforts by the Task Force that guided the development of the book, Pandemic Providers. We introduce the almost 100 members of our Task Force here and provide some of the reasons they joined together in their own words. We also asked them to describe how they experienced the pandemic and the impact it had on them. Many also indicated how satisfied they were with their volunteer experience despite the increase in time needed to maintain both their psychology and their personal lives. Not all of those who joined the Task Force joined work groups, nor did they all participate in writing the chapters in section two of the book. Many came on the twice monthly Friday meetings for support and connection. Those who did join the work groups provided insights into the chapters written about them. A summary of the 12 chapters can also be found in this first chapter.
Trauma, Collective trauma, Existential crisis, Grief Loss, COVID-19, Mental health professionals, Syndemics, Clinical Support Collaborative, Faith communities
Figley, C. R.,
Walker, L. E.,
Serlin, I. A.
(2023). In the Beginning. Pandemic Providers.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facbooks/768