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Telehealth treatment engagement with Latinx populations during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Telehealth treatment engagement with Latinx populations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Latinx telehealth is important

In this NCBI article you'll learn about:
  • The mental health burden associated with the COVID-19 global pandemic is undeniable, and the psychological and emotional sequelae from the multiple losses might remain invisible for years to come. Among susceptible populations, Latinxs are at increased risk of contracting and spreading the virus, as a result of residing in densely populated areas and working in critical industries.

  • Transitioning from office-based treatment to telehealth interventions can be a stressful experience for Latinx patients, according to researchers at the University of Washington in D.C.

  • T-HOLA (the word hola means hello in Spanish), an acronym designed to offer practical guidance to providing telehealth services to Latinxs, has a framework for telehealth engagement with Latinx patients to include five key elements: orient to telehealth, engage in Health education, provide Options, utilize active listening skills and assess Adherence to cultural values.

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