Rethinking four social issues of the COVID-19 pandemic from social work perspectives

Kate Yeong-Tsyr Wang*, Tsai Wen-Hui, Tze Yin Chuang, Hsi Jing Lee

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The first COVID-19 case in Taiwan was confirmed on 21 January 2020. Compared to the global case fatality rate, the people in Taiwan have been affected moderately by this disease, from a medical point of view. However, when looking back to their life experiences over the past six months, one must pay attention to the social dimensions of this pandemic. In this article, we examine four key social issues that can provide some insights into the social work imagination, after this worldwide health crisis is over.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-51
Number of pages7
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Social work ethics
  • privacy
  • socio-spatial construction
  • trust
  • vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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