COVID-19: Facts, Cultural Considerations, and Risk of Stigmatization

dc.contributor.authorBruns, Debra Pettit
dc.contributor.authorKraguljac, Nina Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorBruns, Thomas R.
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Birmingham
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-28T21:10:22Z
dc.date.available2023-09-28T21:10:22Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractData on COVID-19 supports targeted social distancing could be an effective way to reduce morbidity and mortality, but could inadvertently increase stigma for affected populations. As health care providers we must be aware of the facts of COVID-19, cultural implications, and potential for stigmatization of populations affected by COVID-2019. It is important to consider the real economic impact related to lost workdays due to quarantine and social isolation efforts as well as travel restrictions that may negatively impact access to care and ability to pay for care. Efforts geared towards general education about the disease and the rationale for quarantine and public health information provided to the general public can reduce stigmatization. Countries who are successful at aggressive screening, early identification, patient isolation, contact tracing, quarantine, and infection control methods should also address the risk of stigmatization among populations and the negative effects which could occur. The cases of COVID-19 will continue to rise and the virus will be sustainable for future infections. Timely and appropriate public health interventions addressing cultural impact and risk for stigmatization along with proper screening, treatment, and follow up for affected individuals and close contacts can reduce the number of infections, serious illness, and deaths.en_US
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dc.identifier.citationBruns, D. P., Kraguljac, N. V., & Bruns, T. R. (2020). COVID-19: Facts, Cultural Considerations, and Risk of Stigmatization. In Journal of Transcultural Nursing (Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 326–332). SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659620917724
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1043659620917724
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1939-8907
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2567-4098
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/12035
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSage
dc.rights.licenseAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectcoronaviruses
dc.subjectCOVID
dc.subjectrespiratory
dc.subjectHEALTH
dc.subjectSARS
dc.subjectPERCEPTIONS
dc.subjectEPIDEMIC
dc.subjectHIV/AIDS
dc.subjectSTIGMA
dc.subjectCHINA
dc.subjectNursing
dc.titleCOVID-19: Facts, Cultural Considerations, and Risk of Stigmatizationen_US
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