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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Professional Identity of Massage Therapists:

Sarah Fogarty, Phillipa Hay, Felicia Calleri et al. | Published on 3/4/2022
In late 2019, a pathogen outbreak occurred that rapidly spread, resulting in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic. Governments responded to the pandemic with a range of strategies, including forced quarantines and nationwide lockdowns. Research on professional identity during the pandemic has predominately focused on health care providers declared as “essential” rather than “nonessential.” In this study, the authors examine the impacts on the professional identity of massage therapists (MTs) who were predominately deemed as nonessential health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

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