Telehealth Simulation of Psychiatric and Chronic Disease Comorbidity: Response to the COVID-19 National Epidemic

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Background: Health care education, including simulations, has been disrupted by COVID-19, challenging educators to devise innovative ways to continue instruction. Methods: We conducted a pilot study to explore student perceptions of utilizing telehealth technology to manage the crisis care of psychiatric patients in the COVID-19 pandemic. Students were asked to complete an online open-ended survey on their perspectives regarding the use of telehealth as a delivery mechanism and skill in the telehealth management of comorbidities. Results: Students agreed that telehealth technology is feasible and acceptable. Because of the simulation, nursing students expressed increased openness to, interest in, and confidence in using telemedicine for the management of psychiatric patients. Conclusions: Our study shows that telemedicine simulations can improve nursing students’ comfort with and future use of telemedicine for treating psychiatric patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Abram, MD; Guilamo-Ramos, V; Lobelo, A; Forbes, MO; Caliendo, G

Published Date

  • May 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 /

Start / End Page

  • 86 - 96

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1876-1399

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ecns.2021.02.001

Citation Source

  • Scopus