Toward the Practice of Pandemic Patience and Persistenc
Charles R. Figley, Lenore E.A. Walker, Ilene A. Serlin
[Chapter Abstract] This final chapter, titled Toward the Practice of Patience and Persistence, captures the overall lesson of this book. Given the extraordinary era we work within and its unknown and dangerous circumstances, the futures of physical and mental health in the world are emerging daily. Taken and studied like an experiment, this initiative that started with an invitation to collaborate celebrates the report of its work as a Task Force. Expecting this to be a long-term project, this takes us well into the pandemic and beyond. The Task Force has been effective in mobilizing professional and scholarly support among colleagues. We hope that this book, by reflecting on challenges faced and lessons learned from a variety of perspectives, will help you face some of the inevitable challenges from future pandemics, give you more resources to cope, and contribute to your health and well-being.
The chapter provides a final effort to summarize the book and its collaborative enterprise. But no matter how carefully we describe our methods and findings, it either substantially works, or does not. We are bound together by our professional affiliations and guided by the ethical principles we share. Most sacred is the commitment to share what we have with others, in the hopes that it may be beneficial in their efforts to help others during or following the pandemic.
COVID-19; Trauma; Psychology; Healthcare; Therapist
Figley, C. R.,
Walker, L. E.,
Serlin, I. A.
(2023). Toward the Practice of Pandemic Patience and Persistenc. Pandemic Providers.
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