COVID-19 and telehealth may be changing how much you know about your therapist

With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.

Adrienne Lapidos, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health psychiatry covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic telehealth mental-illness therapy telemedicine covid-19-front-lines technology psychotherapy

COVID-19 and teletherapy may be changing how much you know about your therapist

With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.

Adrienne Lapidos, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health psychiatry covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic telehealth mental-illness therapy telemedicine covid-19-front-lines technology psychotherapy

Rethinking what research means during a global pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19, researchers can become trusted figures of authority who can re-appropriate their networks, skills and knowledge to better the lives of vulnerable populations.

Ann M. Cheney, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine Population and Public Health, University of California, Riverside • conversation
June 26, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus covid-19-front-lines farmers southern-california community-health-workers health-care-access

How doctors' fears of getting COVID-19 can mean losing the healing power of touch: One physician's story

A give-and-take between patient and provider is essential to patient care. As the COVID-19 pandemic ushers in a new era of medicine, one doctor wonders if this connection will be lost.

Liza Buchbinder, Internal Medicine Physician and Anthropologist, UCLA Health, University of California, Los Angeles • conversation
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

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I was a nurse on the front lines of Ebola, and I saw that nurses need support for the trauma and pain they experience

Nurses on the front lines of a pandemic need education, training and institutional support.

Cheedy Jaja, Professor of Nursing, University of South Carolina • conversation
April 29, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus ebola stress burnout covid-19-front-lines nurses west-africa ebola-outbreak

Overloaded morgues, mass graves and infectious remains: How forensic pathologists handle the coronavirus dead

An expert on forensic science explains the critical role of coroners and pathologists in the COVID-19 crisis, as many cities struggle to manage the soaring number of dead bodies.

Ahmad Samarji, Associate Professor of Forensic Science Education & STEM Education and the Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Phoenicia University • conversation
April 8, 2020 ~10 min

Tags:  infectious-diseases  covid-19  coronavirus  ebola  death  pandemic  forensic-science  covid-19-front-lines  coroner  q-and-a  autopsy  human-remains

'We don’t talk in terms of supply numbers, we talk in terms of days'

A pulmonologist at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis provides a firsthand look at how the hospital is preparing to allocate resources and supplies in response to coronavirus.

W. Graham Carlos, Chief of Medicine for Eskenazi Health; Bicentennial Professor for Indiana University, Pulmonary & Critical Care Attending Physician, Indiana University School of Medicine • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  hospital  covid-19  coronavirus  doctors  critical-care  covid-19-front-lines

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