The Promise and Pitfalls of Telemedicine: Children’s Mental Health During and Beyond COVID-19

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The Promise and Pitfalls of Telemedicine: Children’s Mental Health During and Beyond COVID-19

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2022-09

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Minnesota Medicine

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The COVID-19 pandemic created significant shifts for the lives of children, families, and the healthcare providers that serve them. Emergency mandates permitted expanded use of telemedicine models to address certain medical and behavioral health conditions. Using a clinical case example, this article illustrates the many challenges that families of children with mental health needs face in receiving—and optimally benefiting from—mental health screening, assessment, treatment, and care coordination. These barriers have long been documented prior to the pandemic, but merit renewed consideration as telemedicine takes on a larger role in the healthcare system, particularly for primary care providers. Implications for patient families, providers, and healthcare systems are discussed, which could inform clinical and policy activities to achieve behavioral health equity for children.

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So, Marvin; Honeycutt, Chase. (2022). The Promise and Pitfalls of Telemedicine: Children’s Mental Health During and Beyond COVID-19. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/250444.

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