publication . Article . 2020

Staying Connected: Reaching Out to Psychiatric Patients During the Covid-19 Lockdown Using an Online Blog

Astrid Lehner; Klaus Nuißl; Winfried Schlee; Berthold Langguth;
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  • Published: 17 Dec 2020 Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, volume 8 (eissn: 2296-2565, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
<jats:p>Health systems worldwide are challenged by the coronavirus pandemic and all medical specialties have struggle to meet the conflicting requirements for virus containment on the one hand and treatment of other medical conditions on the other. This holds true also for psychiatry. <jats:italic>Per se</jats:italic>, psychiatric patients are highly vulnerable to suffer from social isolation and loneliness. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown measures, unfortunately, this vulnerability is even further increased. As a part of its pandemic risk management, the outpatient clinic of the Psychiatric District Hospital Regensburg launched an online blog ...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
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