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COVID: Caring Stories

COVID: Caring Stories


Share your experiences of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Questionnaire
  • Influence

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A Narrative Approach to Improve Citizens’ Ageing and Well-being is a European project funded by EIT Health (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) which is focused on narratives in health care.  Project partners include University of Newcastle, Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing, Barcelona University and E-Seniors Paris.  

The aim of the project is to develop a narrative-based training programme to support a variety of healthcare practitioners to better understand citizens’ desires and needs in relation to their health and well-being. The narrative-based approach is innovative and aims to ensure that the voices of citizens are heard and become an important part of influencing the care for older people across Europe and increasing the shift towards citizen-centred healthcare.

Volunteer Criteria

We are seeking the views of those involved or impacted by care about their experiences in times of COVID-19. We would particularly like to hear from seniors, their close ones and (health) care professionals about their experiences.

What will I be asked to do?

You will be asked to answer a few questions about your ‘story’ via an online questionnaire which includes a easy to use tool to help you to situate your story (based on how you interpreted events, the impact of the situation and how you might react in future). The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

These responses will then be used to analyse how COVID-19 have impacted care practices and expectations, the aim of which is to inquire more systematically into these issues across the partner countries. A second aim is to advice and train (health) care professionals through these experiences.

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When and where?

The survey can be completed online any time until Sunday 31st January 2021. 

Data Security

All the responses collected will be held confidentially by the responsible project partner organization, Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing (The Netherlands), and in line with GDPR regulations in terms of data storage and access. As part of this project, anonymous data will be shared within and across the partner organizations:

  • Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing
  • University of Barcelona
  • Erasmus University
  • Durham University
  • Newcastle University
  • E-seniors
  • Copenhagen University
  • Consorzio ARCA

Newcastle University


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