1st Edition

Loss and Trauma in the COVID-19 Era

Edited By John H. Harvey Copyright 2024

    The covid pandemic (including the covid virus and its complications) killed between 3 to 7 million people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This unique book includes 19 chapters by an international cast of authors, addressing aspects of loss and trauma connected to the virus, including covid and posttraumatic stress, covid and love, covid and bereaved families, covid and ageism, and covid and world orderliness.

    A central theme in this volume is the attempt by scholars and practitioners to include chapters that can provide hope in the midst of a sense of global darkness that accompanied the burgeoning spread of the virus in 2020. It explores a range of covid-related topics that bear on loss and trauma.  The book is a valuable read for scholars and students researching on and dealing with trauma, as well as by practitioners working with clients who have covid-related problems. The book will also benefit general readers interested in impacts of the pandemic on loss and trauma.

    The chapters in this book were originally published as two special issues in Journal of Loss and Trauma.

    Introduction: JLT and the Coronavirus

    John H. Harvey


    1. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Traumatic Stress: Probable Risk Factors and Correlates of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    Güler Boyraz and Dominique N. Legros


    2. Managing COVID-19 in a Large Urban Research-Intensive University

    Cheryl Regehr and Vivek Goel


    3. Romantic Love in the Age of COVID-19

    Susan S. Hendrick and Clyde Hendrick


    4. Reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Influence of Meaning in Life, Life Satisfaction, and Assumptions on World Orderliness and Positivity

    Jerzy Trzebiński, Maciej Cabański and Jolanta Zuzanna Czarnecka


    5. Longing for a Familiar Way of Going Forward

    Peter Joseph Gloviczki


    6. The COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis: The Loss and Trauma Event of Our Time

    Eric D. Miller


    7. Philippine Teachers’ Practices to Deal with Anxiety amid COVID-19

    Karen Joy B. Talidong and Cathy Mae D. Toquero


    8. Mental Health and Its Influencing Factors among Self-Isolating Ordinary Citizens during the Beginning Epidemic of COVID-19

    Yuqing Zhao, Yuanyuan An, Xing Tan and Xiaohui Li


    9. A Glimpse of University Students’ Family Life Amidst the COVID-19 Virus

    Haimin Pan


    10. Stranded College Students amid Corona Virus Disease 2019 Pandemic: An Existential Phenomenology

    Michael B. Cahapay


    11. A Researcher and Survivor of the Holocaust Connect and Make Meaning during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Carolyn Ellis and Jerry Rawicki


    12. Impact of COVID-19 on Athletes and Coaches, and Their Values in Japan: Repercussions of Postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Kanako Taku and Hirokazu Arai


    13. Defining a ‘Risk Group’ and Ageism in the Era of COVID-19

    Atiqur Rahman and Yasmin Jahan


    14. Knowledge, Attitudes, Anxiety, and Coping Strategies of Students during COVID-19 Pandemic

    Erick T. Baloran


    15. Together for Hope and Resilience: A Humanistic Experience by the Vulnerability, Trauma, Resilience and Culture Lab Members during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Jude Mary Cénat, Pari-Gole Noorishad, Camille Blais-Rochette, Sara-Emilie McIntee, Joana N. Mukunzi, Wina Paul Darius, Cathy Broussard, Catherine Morse, Gloria Ukwu, Emmanuelle Auguste and Kerry Menelas


    16. The Impact of Social Uncertainty, Protests, and COVID-19 on Hong Kong Teachers

    Kevin M. Wong and Benjamin Luke Moorhouse


    17. The Effects of Incriminating COVID-19 News on the Returning Indonesians’ Anxiety

    Mahir Pradana, Syahputra Syahputra, Aditya Wardhana, Budi Rustandi Kartawinata and Candra Wijayangka


    18. COVID-19: An Australian Perspective

    Jane Shakespeare-Finch, Holly Bowen-Salter, Miranda Cashin, Amalia Badawi, Ruth Wells, Simon Rosenbaum and Zachary Steel


    19. The Future That Awaits Us

    Peter Joseph Gloviczki


    John H. Harvey is Professor Emeritus Psychology at the University of Iowa, USA. His research and writing foci have been on loss and trauma and interpersonal relationships. He is the founding Editor of the Journal of Loss and Trauma.