This project focuses on organizational trauma and the adaptive potential of nursing homes during the hot phase of the COVID-19 crisis. Participant observation and interviews were filmed, capturing the life in the nursing home during the pandemic. “With the use of visual methods, we hope to contribute to the process of recovery of employees and residents, offering the opportunity to share their stories and make their suffering heard. The funding for this project will be spent to set up an impact campaign to assist nursing homes with recovering from COVID-19-related traumas and get advice about profiling and communicating the film and research.”
Lianne Cremers: “We are very happy with this award. Our participatory action research aims to work together with our respondents towards social change. With this support we can offer insights of our research to nursing homes in the form of an ethnographic film and then start a dialogue about how to deal with the traumas incurred.”
The Amsterdam Public Health research institute (APH) is a network institute and forms an important link between intramural clinical care, scientific research, and the extramural care practice in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam.
There is an increasing demand from society and governmental institutions for the dissemination, valorisation and implementation of scientific knowledge. To support APH researchers, several initiatives have already been started, including this open call. The call offers APH researchers and/or research teams the opportunity to take the societal and economic impact of their project or idea a step further through in-cash and in-kind support.