A Pandemic of Institutionalized Loneliness and Anonymity
In addition to the horrifying death toll as a result of the pandemic, many patients and caretakers will suffer from “battle scars” related to the virus that will remain well after the surges subside. This session will discuss patient experiences through the lens of a healthcare journalist and researcher who spent 100 days hospitalized of which 40 were in a coma.
Learn the effects of quarantine, isolation and the anonymity created by masks on COVID patients
Explore how clinicians are suffering from their own bouts of loneliness driven burnout and PTSD as a result of delivering COVID care
Identify some very low-tech solutions that can improve patient and clinician experience in COVID related settings