The psychological impact of SARS: a matter of heart and mind

Kang Sim, Samuel B.; Hong Choon Chua, Samuel B.
March 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/2/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 5, p811
Academic Journal
Comments on the studies of the psychosocial impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Percentage of SARS-infected individuals who were health care workers; Emotional reactions experienced by health care workers at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario; Elements needed in psychosocial research on the impact of infectious diseases.


Related Articles

  • The Public's Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Toronto and the United States. Benson, John M.; DesRoches, Catherine M.; Raleigh, Elizabeth; Taylor-Clark, Kalahn; Blendon, Robert J. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;4/1/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p925 

    Using data from 13 surveys of the public, this article compares the public's response to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Ontario (specifically, Toronto), the other Canadian provinces, and the United States, which had substantial differences in the number of SARS cases. Findings...

  • "What the Book Told": Illness, Witnessing, and Patient-Doctor Encounters in Martha Hall's Artists' Books. Bolaki, Stella // Gender Forum;2009, Issue 26, p1 

    The essay explores the specific insights artists' books offer to contemporary feminist understandings of breast cancer, questions of representation and embodiment, discourses of 'witnessing,' and to doctor-patient relationships, using the work of American book artist Martha A. Hall as a case...

  • The hard work of being ill. May, Carl // Chronic Illness;Sep2006, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p161 

    The author tries to draw attention to the ways in which people with chronic illnesses achieve 'normality' in their identities and social relationships. In this context, the physiological burden of illness is paralleled not only by a psychological burden, but also by a kind of social exhaustion....

  • CME Questions.  // Infectious Disease Alert;Jan2008, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p46 

    A quiz concerning infectious diseases including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is presented.

  • The Search for a Practical Approach to Emerging Diseases: The Case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Selmi, Carlo; Ansari, Aftab A.; Invernizzi, Pietro; Podda, Mauro; Gershwin, M. Eric // Developmental Immunology;Sep2002, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p113 

    The plague, which the Board of Health had feared might enter with the German troops into the Milanese, had entered it indeed, as is well known; and it is likewise well known, that it paused not here, but invaded and ravaged a great part of Italy. (A. Manzoni, The Bethrothed, 1826).

  • What you should know about 'mystery killer bug' Baxter, David // Pulse;3/31/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 13, p44 

    Provides basic information about severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Causes of the infectious disease; Symptoms of the SARS; Ways to prevent the disease.

  • Canada reports more than 300 suspected cases of SARS. Spurgeon, David // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);4/26/2003, Vol. 326 Issue 7395, p897 

    States that Canada has an outbreak of SARS and fears that the severe acute respiratory syndrome will spread into the wider community. View of Dr. Jay Keystone of the University of Toronto(Ontario) Centre of Travel and Tropical Medicine that the greatest danger of transmission is in hospitals;...

  • Pain and palliative medicine. Chang, Victor T.; Sorger, Brooke; Rosenfeld, Kenneth E.; Lorenz, Karl A.; Bailey, Amos F.; Bui, Trinh; Weinberger, Lawrence; Montagnini, Marcos // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development;2007, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p279 

    Severe pain is highly prevalent, with rates of 40% to 70% in patients with advanced cancer, liver disease, heart failure, human immunodeficiency virus, and renal failure. Wide variations in pain assessment and reporting methods and the measurement of multiple symptoms should be addressed in...

  • Mental Symptoms in Different Health Professionals During the SARS Attack: A Follow-up Study. For-Wey Lung; Yi-Ching Lu; Yong-Yuan Chang; Bih-Ching Shu // Psychiatric Quarterly;Jun2009, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p107 

    Aim The aims of the study were to assess the psychological impact of SARS bio-disaster on healthcare workers. Methods The participants were 127 healthcare workers who had taken care of suspected SARS patients. All participants completed the Chinese Health Questionnaire (CHQ), Eysenck Personality...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics