COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative: Research
COVID-19 Physical Distancing and Post-Traumatic Stress Injury: A Rapid Review of Virtual Trauma-Focused Therapy for Military, Veterans and Public Safety Personnel
- Preliminary evidence for DH and TAPs: encouraging but limited
- Advantages: convenience, accessibility, cost effectiveness, stigma reduction, and similar efficacy and drop-out rate to in-person delivery.
- Barriers: technology, privacy, the therapeutic relationship, ease of client disengagement, incompatibility of elements of therapy with technology, clinician perspectives, safety.
- Recommendations: ensure technology quality and security, intentional rapport, progress and commitment to therapy, revised therapy standards and practices, and risk and safety protocol.
- Use of DH during pandemic response: While DH solutions are necessary, a cautious approach is warranted before widespread adoption of DH for TAPs, until more evidence-based literature is available.
- Mental health
- Post-traumatic stress injuries
- Public safety personnel
- First responders
- Digital health
- Nominated Principal Applicant: Suzette Brémault-Phillips, PhD, OT, University of Alberta
- Chelsea Jones, MScOT, PhD (cand.)
- Antonio Miguel Cruz, PhD, Eng.
- Lorraine Smith-MacDonald, PhD
- Emily Cruikshank, MEd, PhD (cand.)
- Delaram Baghooi, MSc (cand.)
- Avneet Kaur Chohan, BSc, MScOT (cand.)
- Alexa Laidlaw, BSc, MScOT (cand.)
- Allison White, BSW, MScOT (cand.)
- Olga Winkler, MD
- Lisa Burback, MD
- Phillip R. Sevigny, PhD
- Liz Dennett, MLIS
- Martin Ferguson-Pell, PhD
- Andrew Greenshaw, PhD
For more information, please contact: Suzette Brémault-Phillips, email@example.com
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- The Relationship Between Social Connectedness and Mental Health for Residents of Long-term Care Homes: Knowledge Synthesis and Mobilization
- The GID-COVID Project: Gender and Intervention in Addiction with Individuals in Situations of Social Precarity in the Context of a Pandemic
Healthcare, Front-line Workers and Public Safety Personnel
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