Stateside: COVID-19 patient advocacy at a distance, maintaining mental health at home

Apr 6, 2020

Today on Stateside, families advocate for their loved ones isolated in hospitals amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Beaumont Health representative Kelly Parent weighs in on the communication options available between hospital staff and families unable to be present at their loved ones’ bedsides. Plus, how to maintain your mental health while you’re at home.

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How families stuck on the outside are advocating for their loved ones with COVID-19

  • We hear from the families of COVID-19 patients on how they’ve been communicating with their loved one—and their loved one’s medical care team—in hospitals. Sarah Hulett produced this audio feature on COVID-19 patients and their families.

Beaumont officials try to close the gap for families unable to be with COVID-19 patients

  • Kelly Parent is the Vice President of Family Experience for Beaumont Health.

Staying afloat during the mental health challenges of COVID-19

  • Alison Miller is a developmental psychologist and associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. 
  • Dr. Arash Javanbakht is the director of the Stress, Trauma, and Anxiety Research Clinic at Wayne State University’s psychiatry department.
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