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Domestic Violence is on the Rise Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

Domestic Violence is on the Rise Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There has been a rise in intimate partner violence following the COVID-19 pandemic, and victims have delayed reaching out to health care services until the late stages of the abuse cycle...

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Social Media and High-Risk Situations

Social Media and High-Risk Situations

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Social media use has increased considerably during the pandemic. Individuals may vent or openly post about issues on social media platforms. There may be posts about struggles, addiction, or other behavioral health issues. We want to make you aware of an incident that was live-streamed on social media as your patients may use social media platforms, and could end up seeing this video...

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Telehealth and High-Risk Situations

Telehealth and High-Risk Situations

We cannot turn on the news without hearing about challenges teachers are facing with providing remote classrooms, challenges parents are facing with trying to work remotely while their children are participating in remote classrooms, or challenges children, teens, or college students are facing with remote classrooms or transitioning to in-person learning. The way treatment is being provided by Allied Healthcare Professionals has shifted in the wake of COVID-19.


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The Importance of Cultural Competence in Allied Healthcare

As an Allied Healthcare Professional (AHP), it is important to listen, educate yourself, and gain an understanding that will allow effective interactions with people of all cultures and backgrounds.  All AHPs, at some point in their careers, will encounter patients of differing backgrounds, and it is critical to ensure that all patients are treated equally...

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Patients Who Are At Increased Risk Of Harm During The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted our lives far beyond how we could have ever imagined.  Many people are under stay at home orders.  People who are not safe within their home may be at an increased risk.  Individuals who experience domestic violence, children, elders, or disabled persons who experience abuse, may be confined within the home much more so than previously.  Some of these individuals may live with an abuser.  Individuals who have substance use issues are also at increased risk of use or relapse due to environmental factors.  Add to this, financial stress and/or lack of food, isolation, and limited in-person resources due to programs being closed in the wake of social distancing rules...  

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