Health tips to help prevent and recover from COVID- 19

Health tips to help prevent and recover from COVID- 19
Health tips to help prevent and recover from COVID- 19

Health t tips to help prevent and recover from COVID- 19

Health t tips to help prevent and recover from 

1. General reaction to infectious disease

◇ people after infectious diseases are caused anxiety and fear clinging to information increasing doubts about the people around generally the reaction and behavior that appears while reducing external activities are as follows:

Fear of getting sick and dying

Symptoms that can be easily treated, fear of disease

ㅇ Deny access to medical staff and medical facilities for fear of getting sick or dying

Fear of losing a livelihood while unable to work, fear of being fired by an employer for fear of infection, etc.

ㅇ Feeling helpless and depressed due to isolation

ㅇ Distrust and anger towards everyone involved in the disease

ㅇ Fear and stigma towards patients, health care workers, and caregivers

ㅇ Deny access to volunteers and medical staff: verbal and physical threats

ㅇ Refusal of minors to receive unaccompanied or isolated treatment for fear of infection

Believing that prayer is the only thing that will save people

◇ Isolated who is histhe contact acquaintances healthpeople close and regret contact the burden of symptom management, the experience of worrying about income and job loss due to absenteeism and psychological reactions following such

ㅇ ‘Anger’ at the isolated situation

ㅇ Fear of infection

ㅇ ‘Worry’ about social stigma

ㅇ If you reduce your daily activities to prevent infection, stress and anxiety will increase.

Over time, emotionally exhausted and lethargic

ㅇ Loneliness and boredom due to isolation

Cravings for alcohol and drugs

ㅇ Amount appraisal

ㅇ Depression

ㅇ PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress)

◇ Some reactions are due to real risks, but most reactions are due to a lack of awarenessrumors, and inaccurate informationIt is important to correct misconceptions about the disease while expanding the understanding of community members.

◇ rumors and frequenthow to calm the rumor that you share accurate information.

ㅇ The source of the information must be identified

You should only say what you know exactly.

The information must be said simply, accurately, and repeatedly so that people can understand it.

It is better to pass the information to the group so that everyone can hear it.

ㅇ It is a good idea to let us know when and where you can get new information.

Stigma negatively impacts prevention, treatment, and recovery

◇ How to deal with mental health against infectious diseases

Emotions such as anxiety and fear are normal reactions

ㅇ Trust reliable information

ㅇ Let go of the emotions that are difficult to handle

ㅇ Take care of your body and mind

ㅇ Pay special attention to children and adolescents

ㅇ Help with the stress of quarantined patients and their families

◇ How to deal with mental health for quarantined people

Emotions such as anxiety and fear are normal reactions

ㅇ Trust reliable information

ㅇ Keep in touch with family, friends, and colleagues

ㅇ Maintain a regular life rhythm

ㅇ Find fun activities

ㅇ Be proud of yourself. Isolation is the most important infectious disease prevention activity for yourself and others

2.Support services to be provided by the community after an outbreak of an infectious disease

◇ Reduces fear and enhances empowerment and efficacy

ㅇ Assess the community’s beliefs and understanding of infectious diseases

ㅇ Identify and prevent community rumors and actions that could negatively impact disease control efforts

ㅇ Local leaders, business leaders, clergy, public officials, healers, and other important personnel should work together to improve local cooperation measures and efficacy and empowerment

ㅇ Be able to provide a sense of community to specifically affected individuals and groups, or to community members and stakeholders

ㅇ Provide psychological first aid (PFA) to families affected by the infectious disease, discharged patients, and other affected community residents

ㅇ Advocating for adult groups so that affected families can return to daily play and leisure activities for their children while preventing infection;

ㅇ Explain protection methods to community residents and provide personal protective equipment

◇ Reduce stigma within the community and support reintegration

ㅇ Provide psychosocial support for people who have recovered from infectious diseases to reintegrate into society and families

ㅇ Support unaccompanied youth or vulnerable children to connect with relatives/extended families and work with relevant agencies

ㅇ Strengthen support for food provision, psychological first aid, and other needs for patients and their families treated in hospitals

Facilitate dialogue between patient and family members during treatment

o Facilitate dialogue between stakeholders and communities to promote understanding and community inclusion

ㅇ Provide financial support and support to families affected by disease-related deaths or diseases

◇ Provides psychological support for quarantined people considering the following

ㅇ For psychological support for quarantined people, accurate verbal communication is very important because protective clothing, face masks, and the prohibition of physical contact restrict facial expressions and physical contact that convey empathy and warmth

ㅇ In order to calm down, you must provide accurate information about the disease

ㅇ Use the following psychosocial expressions

“I understand what OOO-sama is worried about… … 

“OOO-sama (sad, angry….) has a right… ..“

“I listen carefully to what OOO-sama is saying… .“

“I understand OOO-sama’s concerns… .“

“In this situation, OOO-sama’s reaction is normal… … 

“We can discuss possible solutions together… … 

“What we can offer you is … … .“

“I’m worried about OOO… ..“

“If OOO agrees, I will … … I want to… ..“

ㅇ Ask a question

ㅇ Encourage

ㅇ Guidance and request

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