Dear HIFA colleagues
Cochrane EPOC has just published a priority mixed methods review for COVID-19 on ‘Interventions to support the resilience and mental health of frontline health and social care professionals during and after a disease outbreak, epidemic or pandemic’. The review is available here: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD013779/full
Led by Alex Pollock at Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK, the review concludes that although no evidence was found on how well different strategies work at supporting the resilience and mental well‐being of frontline workers, there is limited evidence about things that might help successful delivery of interventions.
HIFA profile: Simon Lewin is a health systems researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Medical Research Council of South Africa (www.mrc.ac.za). His work is mainly in the field of implementation research, including systematic reviews of health systems interventions; the development and evaluation of strategies for changing professional and user behaviours and the organization of care; and the use of lay or community health workers to deliver care. He is an editor for the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group and the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Review Group. He is a member of the HIFA working group on CHWs:
Email: simon.lewin AT nokc.no