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“COVID-19 Psychology” among Older Adults: As a Grief Process

Year 2020, Volume 3, Issue 2, 27 - 33, 01.12.2020

Abstract

COVID-19 Pandemic affected individuals around the world dramatically. It is a transition process influencing the coping resources of individuals. Several disorders such as coronavirus fear/anxiety, illness-anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder have been seen among individuals. Older adults have had trouble during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdown experience lasting many days, social isolation, being able to leave home in a limited time zone affect older adults negatively. The paper is focused on interpreting psychological stages determined by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler (2005) to the COVID-19 process. Those stages help professionals to understand older adults’ reactions afterward COVID-19 Pandemic. In addition, the paper includes cognitive, behavioral, and emotional suggestions to cope with COVID-19 psychology.

Key Practitioners Message

1. Older adults have trouble during the COVID-19 pandemic and the psychological consequences are still unknown among them.

2. Among psychological disorders coronavirus fear, illness-anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder are more likely seen and it is difficult somehow to differentiate symptoms of those disorders.

3. The COVID-19 leads to “the loss of normal life” and therefore, psychological reactions are quite similar as in the grief process, which is defined by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler (2005)

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Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Humanities, Multidisciplinary
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Mithat DURAK (Primary Author)
BOLU ABANT IZZET BAYSAL UNIVERSITY
0000-0002-4157-5519
Türkiye


Emre ŞENOL DURAK
BOLU ABANT IZZET BAYSAL UNIVERSITY
0000-0002-8065-1633
Türkiye

Publication Date December 1, 2020
Published in Issue Year 2020, Volume 3, Issue 2

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APA Durak, M. & Şenol Durak, E. (2020). “COVID-19 Psychology” among Older Adults: As a Grief Process . Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care , 3 (2) , 27-33 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jaltc/issue/67922/987827

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