The COVID-19 pandemic: time for medical teachers and students to overcome grief

Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Authors: Stifter J, Terry A, Phillips J, Heitschmidt M Abstract The response to a pandemic crisis requires strong preparedness and an action plan that is well defined yet flexible enough to address the uncertainties that accompany an infectious disease outbreak. Interprofessional collaboration is an integral component when implementing a robust and comprehensive response to such a crisis. As the needs of our academic medical center evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic, the COVID-19 Mobilizer Team used an interprofessional approach to respond to the diverse and complex needs of the organization. Team members include...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research
Authors: Hales P, White A, Eden A, Hurst R, Moore S, Riotto C, Achour N Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020. The rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 required an equally rapid response from health-care organizations to find innovative ways to utilize the existing workforce to care for people with COVID-19. Using an evaluative case study, a unique insight into the collaborative allied health and nursing professions' response to COVID-19 at a specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the United Kingdom is presented. The aim of the case study was to evaluate how an interprof...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: There are positive examples of successful transformation of classroom teaching to an exclusively virtual summer semester 2020 within the university ENT clinics; however, critical ratings of assistant professors and medical directors regarding the current teaching situation predominated. A time-critical strategic advancement is urgently needed. PMID: 32929523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In this context, preventive measures and specialized care are necessary. Thus, it is important to propose a close follow-up to the individuals who have been infected by the virus, in order to set up the earliest care possible. Likewise, in pregnant women, screening of mood disorders during the pregnancy or the postpartum period must be facilitated. The follow-up of the babies born during the pandemic must be strengthened to screen and care for possible neurodevelopmental disorders. PMID: 32928535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
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Source: World Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: World Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: World Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: World Psychiatry Source Type: research
Abstract Suicide is preventable. Nevertheless, each year 800,000 people die of suicide in the world. While there is evidence indicating that suicide rates de-crease during times of crises, they are expected to increase once the immediate crisis has passed. The COVID-19 pandemic affects risk and pro-tective factors for suicide at each level of the socio-ecological model. Economic downturn, augmented barriers to accessing health care, increased access to suicidal means, inappropriate media reporting at the societal level; deprioritization of mental health and preventive activities at the community level; interp...
Source: World Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: World Psychiatry Source Type: research
We are over 6 months into a pandemic that in the U.S. is only worsening. Although we have made tremendous progress in better understanding SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes corona virus disease-2019 (COVID-19), and the risk factors, treatments, and outcomes of COVID-19, we remain in the dark about most aspects. This includes our knowledge of its effect not only on the health of our most vulnerable adolescents and young adults but on their trajectory through adolescence and into adulthood.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Authors: Morris NP, Hirschtritt ME Abstract Calls for social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic have renewed attention on the utility of telepsychiatry. Although considerable evidence supports use of telepsychiatry in outpatient settings, telepsychiatry in hospitals is less studied and less developed. The COVID-19 pandemic may lead to rapid adoption of telepsychiatry by hospitals, and this column explores opportunities hospital-based telepsychiatry offers for staffing, patient and staff safety, social connection, and real-time responsiveness. Because hospital-based telepsychiatry brings unique challenges compare...
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a dramatic shift in how psychiatrists deliver care. Findings highlight that although psychiatrists expressed some concerns about the quality of these encounters, the transition has been largely positive for both patients and physicians. PMID: 32933411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatric Services - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research
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