The Gift of Saying Goodbye
One of the most heartbreaking aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has prevented hospitalized patients from having visitors, leaving patients to die alone and depriving families of a chance to say goodbye to their loved ones. But the nurses and clinical staff on EP9-5, the infectious disease unit at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), have made it possible for many patients and families to actually have that final goodbye.
How to Be a Patient With COVID-19: Advice from a Yale Nurse
Sana Goldberg ’20 MSN, RN published her first book, How to Be a Patient: The Essential Guide to Navigating the World of Modern Medicine, last year. She focuses on patient agency and how patients can participate in their own care. Amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic, many of her recommendations resonate even more strongly.Source: Yale School of Nursing
Physicians at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital Launch Telehealth Services in Response to COVID-19
When the COVID-19 pandemic began forcing people across the state and nation into self-imposed quarantine earlier this spring, the care providers and staff at Yale New Haven Psychiatry Hospital (YNHPH) knew they had to find innovative ways to continue providing services to patients — regardless of whether they could meet in person.
Borgstrom and Yale New Haven Health Help Guide a Hard-hit Portion of Connecticut Through Perilous Times
In addition to advising Governor Lamont’s administration on the state’s health response, Borgstrom and other members of the Health Response Team make sure that allocations of equipment, facilities, and personnel in suddenly overburdened health facilities meet the needs of patients.
Homeless People Are Among the Most Vulnerable to the Coronavirus. Yale Psychiatry's Lo is Making Sure They Still Receive Care Amid the Pandemic.
The homeless are among one of the most vulnerable groups of people impacted by COVID-19. That means providing care to the homeless is even more vital amid a pandemic. To meet that need, Emma Lo, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and attending physician for the Street Psychiatry program at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), has been continuing her work even in the face of challenges presented by the statewide stay-at-home order and social distancing.