COVID-19: Health and Humanities-Online International Conference 16-17th April




Professor Chen

1. Trust and faith in government policy and communication with profession- and science- translated layman language in society to adapt each type of containment measures

2. All-out long-term preparedness for the recovery of COVID-19 pandemic should be tailored with various containment measures

3. A new normal life (transform digital industries) will be created.

4. Global integration under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from poverty to partnership


Professor Hsiung

History has already told us everything. When we work against new virus we need multi-disciplinary cooperation.


Professor Luiz Oosterbeek

COVID-19 re-emphases the gap between medicine and humanities that should be bridged. The choice between human right with good quality of life and economic needs to be integrated to develop a new cultural landscape for a new normal life.


Professor Laurent Tissot

Tourism is more valuable to the risk transmission of pandemic infection like COVID-19 than others but the history of Thomas Mann instruct how to have preparedness for a step-by-step procedure for adapting Pandemic COVID-19.


Professor Yen-Yuan Chen

To allocate scarce medical resources, , we should consider ethical principles, values and beliefs of different stake holders and scientific evidence, and the social and cultural values. If all other information is not available, the government (decision makers) should take public health action depending on ethical principles


Professor Tim Jensen

Making use of the leadership in religion is a useful means to cope with COVID-19 pandemic. For example, washing hand before prey, staying at home during eastern, spread of public health measures through the groups of religion, etc. Interpretation of COVID-19 pandemic through a religious perspective can help the word to have a better coping strategy to current situation.

Professor Jesus de la Villa

Historical view point can help people to have a whole understanding on epidemic, especially the psychology, anthropology, sociology and, and Economics aspect.


Professor Zoltan Somhegyi

Connection between arts and health from viewpoint of aesthetics can be made to facilitate a better understanding of COVID-19.





Professor Chen

1. Awareness of personal protection form COVID-19 has cultural difference and it takes time for adaption.

2. Public Gathering should be avoided to reduce community-acquired infection

3. Social distancing is required for reducing the risk of transmission for important and necessary public gathering. Evaluation of effectiveness in social distancing is stronbgly recommended.


Professor Ping-Chen Hsiung

1. Make room for a structural position of Humanities in global health crises in the future, which is absent this time.

2. Humanities disciplines and scholars be better prepared to participate and work together with other forces in meeting specific needs in pandemics or other urgent matters of the world.


Professor Buckley

Using the concept of phenomenology on subjective and objective conjecture, current situation on COVID-19 pandemic makes it worthwhile to have a reflection on the meaning and concepts raised for people to describe and to understand the circumstance we are all involved in.


Professor Marta Hanson

Role of alternative medicine and orthodox medicine in epidemic provides us a chance to have understanding on how people face with COVID-19 pandemic a humanity

"Alternative medicine" how people understanding disease and human body/function form the perspective other than biology (ex. cultural).


Professor Harold Sjursen

Medical humanities and “learning to be human” can help people relieve several disparate issues arising from COVID-19 pandemic.


Professor Cheuk-Yin Lee

Eating wisely to enhance your physical health and immune system will be the advice for everybody during this epidemic crisis.


Professor Tzung-Jeng Hwang

COVID-19 pandemic is a planetary health issue related to our disregard for nature

-People affected by this pandemic include old people and those with chronic disease, and mental problems emerge or exacerbate: isolation, loneliness

Know how to help our patients and ourselves