Bridging Learning in Medicine and Citizenship During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Telehealth-Based Strategy

4 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2020

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Thiago Cerqueira-Silva

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) - Gonçalo Moniz Institute (IGM); Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

Roberto Carreiro

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) - Gonçalo Moniz Institute (IGM)

Victor Nunes

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

Louran Passos

Santa Izabel Hospital

Bernardo Canedo

University of the State of Bahia - UNEB

Sofia Andrade

University of the State of Bahia - UNEB

Pablo Ramos

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) - Gonçalo Moniz Institute (IGM)

Ricardo Khouri

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) - Gonçalo Moniz Institute (IGM); Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) - Faculty of Medicine of Bahia; KU Leuven - Rega Institute for Medical Research

Carolina Barbosa

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

Jedson Nascimento

Santa Izabel Hospital

Áurea Paste

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

Ivan Paiva

UNIFACS- Universidade Salvador

Marília Santini

Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI), FIOCRUZ

Álvaro Cruz

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

Manoel Barral-Netto

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) - Gonçalo Moniz Institute (IGM)

Viviane Boaventura

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) - Faculty of Medicine of Bahia; Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) - Gonçalo Moniz Institute (IGM); Santa Izabel Hospital; Santa Izabel Hospital

Date Written: June 10, 2020

Abstract

In the past six months, COVID-19 pandemic has been imposing lots of challenges for both health care practices and medical training. Here we described a strategy combining telehealth and medical training of 1,026 supervised students in assisting suspected cases at Bahia State -Brazil (population=14.8 millions). Information collected in this toll-free tele-screening service, named Tele-coronavirus, are registered in a custom application accessed by the local government. Among more than 60 thousand patients advised during 70 days of activity, 62.9% were recommended to stay at home, contributing to reduce virus spread and health services overwhelm.The opportunity of engagement of medical students in citizenship activities during epidemic may bring proximity to real-life activities and engagement with democratic and social values.

Note: Funding: TCS received funding sources from Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (VPGDI - 008-FIO-18). MB-N is a senior investigator fellow from CNPq (Brazilian National Research Council). The authors declare that did not recieve payment to write this article by a pharmaceutical company or other agency.

Declaration of Interest: None to declare

Keywords: telehealth, medicine, COVID-19

Suggested Citation

Cerqueira-Silva, Thiago and Carreiro, Roberto and Nunes, Victor and Passos, Louran and Canedo, Bernardo and Andrade, Sofia and Ramos, Pablo and Khouri, Ricardo and Barbosa, Carolina and Nascimento, Jedson and Paste, Áurea and Paiva, Ivan and Santini, Marília and Cruz, Álvaro and Barral-Netto, Manoel and Boaventura, Viviane, Bridging Learning in Medicine and Citizenship During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Telehealth-Based Strategy (June 10, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3625871 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3625871

Thiago Cerqueira-Silva (Contact Author)

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) - Gonçalo Moniz Institute (IGM) ( email )

Brazil

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) ( email )

Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon, s/n
Vale do Canela
Salvador, Bahia
Brazil

Roberto Carreiro

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) - Gonçalo Moniz Institute (IGM) ( email )

Brazil

Victor Nunes

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) ( email )

Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon, s/n
Vale do Canela
Salvador, Bahia
Brazil

Louran Passos

Santa Izabel Hospital ( email )

Praça Conselheiro Almeida Couto, 500 - Nazaré,
Salvador, 40050-410
Brazil

Bernardo Canedo

University of the State of Bahia - UNEB ( email )

Loteamento Jardim Bahia s/n
Centro
Santo Antônio de Jesus, Bahia 44571-001
Brazil

Sofia Andrade

University of the State of Bahia - UNEB ( email )

Loteamento Jardim Bahia s/n
Centro
Santo Antônio de Jesus, Bahia 44571-001
Brazil

Pablo Ramos

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) - Gonçalo Moniz Institute (IGM) ( email )

Brazil

Ricardo Khouri

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) - Gonçalo Moniz Institute (IGM) ( email )

Brazil

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) - Faculty of Medicine of Bahia ( email )

Brazil

KU Leuven - Rega Institute for Medical Research ( email )

Leuven
Belgium

Carolina Barbosa

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) ( email )

Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon, s/n
Vale do Canela
Salvador, Bahia
Brazil

Jedson Nascimento

Santa Izabel Hospital ( email )

Praça Conselheiro Almeida Couto, 500 - Nazaré,
Salvador, 40050-410
Brazil

Áurea Paste

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) ( email )

Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon, s/n
Vale do Canela
Salvador, Bahia
Brazil

Ivan Paiva

UNIFACS- Universidade Salvador ( email )

Salvador
Brazil

Marília Santini

Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI), FIOCRUZ ( email )

Av. Brasil 4365
Rio de Janeiro, 21040-360
Brazil

Álvaro Cruz

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) ( email )

Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon, s/n
Vale do Canela
Salvador, Bahia
Brazil

Manoel Barral-Netto

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) - Gonçalo Moniz Institute (IGM) ( email )

Brazil

Viviane Boaventura

Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) - Faculty of Medicine of Bahia ( email )

Brazil

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) - Gonçalo Moniz Institute (IGM) ( email )

Brazil

Santa Izabel Hospital ( email )

Praça Conselheiro Almeida Couto, 500 - Nazaré,
Salvador, 40050-410
Brazil

Santa Izabel Hospital ( email )

Praça Conselheiro Almeida Couto, 500 - Nazaré,
Salvador, 40050-410
Brazil

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