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Are we coping with social distancing?


Hookway, NS, Are we coping with social distancing?, Health Speak Podcast, Healthy Tasmania, Online, 3rd September (2020) [Media Interview]

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For many of us we feel like we’re just getting on with life, despite social distancing. But when we stop and think about how many little things have changed in our lives since we were first told to keep 1.5 meters distance and clean ALL THE THINGS…. there’s a fair old list! First up in this episode Penny chats with the marvellous Maureen Lacey and Kylie Moore as we take a look at what it’s been like implementing the practical changes in workplaces and the 'interesting' ways in which people respond. Plus Bianca Welsh from the tourism and hospitality industry gets us thinking about the many new policies and procedures and how they have changed people’s relationship with work. Which leads us into a conversation about the ‘feels’ of social distancing. Dr Nicholas Hookway, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University of Tasmania helps us to understand loneliness and its distinction from social isolation. Then we check back in again with mental Health Clinician Caroline Thain who’s got some great hacks for reminding others to maintain their distance, and Clinical Psychologist David Bakker is back to help us understand and ‘do’ self-care.

Item Details

Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:loneliness, social isolation, social distancing, lockdown, COVID-19
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social change
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Hookway, NS (Dr Nicholas Hookway)
ID Code:148212
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-12-11
Last Modified:2021-12-14

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