Search Tag: mental health

ICU Management

Post-Intensive Care Syndrome - A Necessary Harm in the Critically Ill?

2020 24 Nov

Critically ill patients can develop a series of complications due to ICU risk factors that may lead to permanent disability. The implementation of strategies to reduce its incidence is essential. N owadays, the possibilities of survival of critically ill patients have grown due to technological and medical advances. This leads to... Read more

ICU Management

Life After COVID-19 Hospitalisation

2020 14 Nov

Findings from a new study show that surviving a case of COVID-19 that is severe enough to require hospitalisation can be quite challenging, but life after the ICU stay is also not a bed of roses.  The study includes data from 1250 patients treated in 38 hospitals. The average age of the participants is 62 years, and 83% of the patients lived at... Read more

Health Management

The Transformative Power of the Patient Voice

2020 12 Nov

How to amplify the voice of cancer patients worldwide in order to accelerate comprehensive care and improve the mental health of everyone affected by cancer. Key Points The active patient is a novelty and the underlying assumption is that the patient will remain passive during their treatment. The War On Cancer app is a social... Read more

IT Management

Managing Eating Disorders in Multi-User Virtual Reality

2020 23 Oct

A team of researchers share their experience of creating and testing a multi-user virtual reality (MUVR) remote psychotherapeutic system for body weight and shape concerns.   You might also like: Feasibility and Potential Benefits of Immersive Virtual Reality in the Intensive Care Unit   Applications of virtual reality (VR) is an... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pandemic-Related Stress in Healthcare Workers

2020 20 Oct

Frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) are under great pressure attending to COVID-19 patients. Swamped with large volumes of infected patients, medical staff are also burdened by fears of contracting the disease especially amidst shortages of personal protective equipment, masks and other medical supplies. It comes as no surprise when UK researchers,... Read more

Health Management

Lessons Learnt from COVID-19. A mental health perspective on the use of digital technologies

2020 28 Sep

While capacity in the health system was increased to manage COVID-19 infections, the experience for mental health was very different – services were closed and referrals fell by up to 90%. What are the lessons learnt for managing mental health services in a future pandemic and what is the role of digital technology? Key Points Mental health... Read more

IT Management

Smart and Comfortable Eyewear

2020 03 Sep

New smart eyewear has been developed by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers that can track pulse and eye movement. This new technology can accurately monitor the ophthalmological and cardiac signals needed for studies on sleep quality and mental health, according to a recent study (Homayounfar et al. 2020).   You might also like:... Read more

ICU Management

Moral Injury: The Invisible Epidemic

2020 08 Jul

The world has seen the loss of many healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Many have succumbed to the virus, but some have taken their own lives amid all this misery. As trauma and grief continue to plague healthcare workers, it is time to take a look at the invisible epidemic: moral injury.   All across the globe, healthcare workers are... Read more

IT Management

Chatbot Use in Mental Health: Decisive Factors

2020 06 Jul

Fully automated conversational agents (CAs), also known as bots or chatbots, now commonly assist consumers when doing online shopping and banking transactions, as well as in making doctors' appointments.   You might also like: Healthcare Data: Creating a Learning Healthcare Ecosystem   A new area where intelligent chatbots can... Read more