There Is More To Providing Care Via Telehealth Than Might First Seem. It Is Vital That Standards Are Maintained!

This appeared last week:11 May 2020Doctor –patient communication and relationship in telehealthAuthored by Sabe Sabeson Danny TuckerIssue 18 / 11 May 2020 TELEHEALTH involves the provision of health care using technology such as videoconferencing and telephones. It has traditionally been used by clinicians to improve access to care for re gional and rural communities and vulnerable populations. As part of measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), telehealth has rapidly gained acceptance as a routine model for providing care at home, even for metropolitan patients. Professionals adopting this mode of commu nication include GPs, specialists and other health care providers. This model has proven useful for regular consultations and supervision of oral and intravenous therapies. Acknowledging some limitations, safe provision of care using telehealth is possible, but some elements still require face to fa ce interaction.The approach to telehealth is well... This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
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