The Co-vid 19 pandemic has already radically impacted the way we lives our lives. That’s inevitable but the extent to which we have been able to respond has been complicated by social media and the speed at which information travels. And sadly, bad information travels as quickly as good information does.
For the Government, this has caused particular issues in trying to engage the country to support:
- The overarching strategy to Contain – Delay – Research – Mitigate
- Effective social distancing and
- Meaningful self-isolation
Confusion – legitimate or not, about Government ‘advice’ has been amplified across all media, whether digital or print. And the rapid spread of information and conspiracy theory has caused more confusion. Confusion can cause unnecessary stress and anxiety, which in turn impacts on our mental health and increases the pressure on already stretched public services.
But it can also distract and impact the decision making process that government minsters, business leaders, public servants and citizens will participate in. So the role of evidence and how we critically evaluate it is vitally important.
“Bad information ruins lives. It promotes hate, damages people’s health, and hurts democracy” (fullfact.org).
This page provides:
- A reminder about the key principles of Evidenced Based Practice
- Credible sources of information
- Answers to some of the most common myths.
Over time, we will be adding resources in here about evidence based HR practice during the Co-vid 19 pandemic. This will help us inform how we shape our futures as things return to a new normal..
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Disclaimer: PPMA is a membership association for public service HR & OD professionals. We do not attempt to provide scientific analysis or interpretation. Our aim with these pages is to provide the most comprehensive view of available and relevant Co-vid 19 resources for our community. We will keep these materials as up to date as resources permit.