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Interprofessional student assignments in Corona times

Interprofessional Primary Care Research - PRIMORE PROJECT

We usually let our interprofessional student groups meet patients in nursing homes and home care, and then they make a care plan for the patients. In these times it may be difficult to send the students out in groups of 5 to the patients. However, I think that the Corona-crisis brings with it many new challenges for primary care/the municipalities. Can anyone suggest challenges that it would be useful to have a group of 5 bright young students (i...

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Summary of corona measures in harm reduction facilities in Holland (March 20, 2020)

Netherlands - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

The following is based on responses received this week by the Harm Reduction Network (HRN) of the Trimbos Institute and Mainline. The HRN of Mondriaan, MDHG, AMOC / Regenboog, Parnassia Groep, Jellinek (Amsterdam, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Hilversum) and the GGD Amsterdam. Mainline received information from Brijder Haarlem, De Regenboog Groep, Veldwerk / HVO Querido, Diaconie, MDHG, Winter Shelter, Chairs project and bathhouse Amsterdam, Street lawyer...

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Fear can be more harmful than the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus

Mental Health in PC - PRIMORE PROJECT

The acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 outbreak is a global public health issue. Fear and stigma are growing due to misinformation and unfounded rumors. As a global community, we need solidarity instead of stigma to limit the spread of corona virus disease 2019. Open and transparent information on the outbreak to the global public, and administrative warning from authorities in every country are necessary to reduce fear and discrimination.

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Isolation because of Corona triggers psychological problems, such as panic disorder, anxiety and depression

Mental Health in PC - PRIMORE PROJECT

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic emerged in Wuhan, China, spread nationwide and then onto half a dozen other countries between December 2019 and early 2020. The implementation of unprecedented strict quarantine measures in China has kept a large number of people in isolation and affected many aspects of people’s lives. It has also triggered a wide variety of psychological problems, such as panic disorder, anxiety and depression. T...

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UK/London - A critical appraisal by Yann Lefeuvre

United Kingdom (UK) - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

London or UK is very much following it's own logic. it started off with the hypothetic hurd immunity theory and has recently being followed by a locked down with a whole list of workers able to carry on as normal and lately hiring 250,000 volunteers to support the National Health service . This in a context of non testing and front line lack of Protective equipment , as well as front staff sent home due to social self isolation . Appointment are...

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Maria van den Muijsenbergh about the Corona crisis in the Netherlands with a special focus on vulnerable groups in society

Netherlands - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

Maria van den Muijsenbergh, march 25 2020 In the Netherlands, until june 1 face an “intelligent lock-down” as our prime minister calls it. There is a rising number of patients at the IC and deaths (276). We face indeed the chalenges concerning the poor and socially excluded groups, underpinning the social determinants of health and ethical issues concerning the right to health for all. At this moment, we see that these groups face extra difficu...

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Covid and primary care: How to make sure mild cases are isolated at home and how to follow them for deterioration and need of oxygen

Turkey - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

In Turkey we are now in the most critical weeks for the preventing further spread of infection. since the first case declared on 11th of March, we have 1872 cases until today and 44 deaths. without efficient gate keeping (citizens can go anywhere they prefer, hospital or GP) hospital emergencies are overloaded with anxious patients. average people daily tested is around 3500-4000, which does not seem to be sufficient for a country of 80 million....

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Guidance for Health System Contingency Planning

General - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

The European Centre for Disease Control has published a 'support' document in order to help with public health preparedness planning and response activities when advising healthcare services on approaches on how to increase capacity for managing COVID-19 cases. This is done in the context of widespread sustained SARS-CoV-2 transmission. This document is aimed at public health authorities and healthcare administrators in the EU/EEA and the UK.

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The resilience of the Spanish health system against the COVID-19 pandemic

Spain - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

A Lancet article of just one week ago and today 39.673 cases, 2.696 deaths...!   Spain, with more than 11 000 cases and 491 deaths as of March 17, 2020, has one of the highest burdens of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide. In response, its government used a royal decree (463/2020) to declare a 15-day national emergency, starting on March 15. Although the Spanish health system has coped well during the 6 weeks since its first case wa...

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