In a pandemic's dark days, these hospice workers found creative ways to bring light

In ordinary times, music therapy for Michael Russo's hospice patients revolves around glorified home concerts: the troubadour breaks out the guitar, plays Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" or "Crazy" by Willie Nelson and spreads life-affirming joy during a patient's final days.
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Abstract The full spectrum of COVID-19 is still emerging, although several studies have highlighted that patients infected with the novel coronavirus can potentially develop a hypercoagulable state. However, several aspects related to the incidence and pathophysiology of the association between COVID-19 and pulmonary embolism are not well established. Here, we present a case of a patient with COVID-19 who developed acute pulmonary embolism. Clinical and laboratory data and findings of non-enhanced CT indicate possibility of acute pulmonary embolism, and support the decision to proceed with computed tomography pulmonary ang...
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Grover S, Dua D, Sahoo S, Mehra A, Nehra R, Chakrabarti S Abstract COVID-19 pandemic has led to a worldwide crisis. At present, everyone is focusing on the prevention of COVID-19 infection, preparing and discussing issues related to physical health consequences. However, it is important to understand that the life-threatening negative physical health consequences are going to be faced by a few, but everyone is going to face the negative mental health consequences of the pandemic. At various places COVID-19 hospitals are being established, to address the physical health consequences of the pandemic. However...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
APA has issued statements in response to thedeath of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in police custody in Minneapolis, and theresulting civil unrest this past weekend as demonstrators across the nation protested police brutality and institutional racism. APA believes that all forms of racism and racial discrimination affect mental health and well-being and negatively impact the nation. APA has called on authorities in Minneapolis to prosecute the officer who caused George Floyd ’s death, as well as the other officers involved, to the fullest extent of the law.“The unrest playing out in cities across America ...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: civil unrest discrimination George Floyd health inequalities institutional racism Jeffrey Geller mental health police brutality Saul Levin Source Type: research
[SAnews.gov.za] Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa says the youth of 2020 have been called upon to fight a much more silent war, the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help to rebuild society.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
  Commenting on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the resulting civil unrest across the US, UNISON assistant general secretary Roger McKenzie said: “The death of George Floyd has reminded the world once again of the racism that scars US society. It exists too in the shameful brutality of some police officers, whipped up further by the disgraceful actions of Donald Trump. “That these are scenes still being witnessed in 21st century America is truly shocking. Black communities feel attacked on all sides – from the virus, the resulting mass unemployment and the appalling action...
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[Daily Maverick] What happens when artworks and sculptures presented in museums and galleries around the continent have no one but the institution's staff to look at them?
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Namibia Economist] Nearly all the lodges of the Gondwana group will reopen their doors as the restrictive measures against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic are eased.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Daily Maverick] Pandemics (and epidemics) are among the four epoch-making events in history - the other three being wars, revolutions and economic crashes like the 1929 Depression. Thus, the question on everyone's lips is whether Covid-19 itself will be epoch-making?
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[AIM] Maputo -The government of the central Mozambican province of Manica has expressed concern at the presence of children on the streets, often involved in petty trade, in violation of the emergency measures decreed by the government to face the Covid-19 pandemic.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[ANGOP] Luanda -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Monday called on the Angolan government to continue to take action to prevent the covid-19 pandemic from becoming a crisis for the children's rights.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
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