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Information Sciences Letters

Information Sciences Letters

Abstract

The present research aims to identify the psychological and social effects of the novel coronavirus on clinical social workers in Saudi public hospitals, the role of mindfulness therapy in reducing these effects and the differences in the responses of clinical social workers to the role of mindfulness therapy in reducing these effects according to the variables of gender and medical experience. To achieve the research objectives, the author adopted the descriptive analytical approach and a questionnaire was used as a tool. The results showed that the patients death, while his/ her beloved ones were away, was unbearable. Moreover, mindfulness therapy reduced the psychological and social effects of the Coronavirus crisis on clinical social workers. The research recommends preparing mindfulness therapy programs to train clinical social workers in how to handle the psychological and social effects of the novel Coronavirus crisis.

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