The Impact of COVID-19 in our Hospitals, Schools, Our Patients and Communities: A panel discussion
Updated: Jul 17, 2020
On Friday, April 17, 2020 NAPS hosted a panel discussion featuring Dr. Samuel Downing, MD - Palliative Care Doctor for Yavapai Regional Medical Center; Dr. John B. Martin – Psychologist at Flagstaff Medical Center and Chair of AzPA and FMC Ethics Committees; and Dr. Megan Gavin – Psychologist and Director of Counseling Services at NAU. Each provided their knowledge, experience, and perspective on the current COVID-19 pandemic that is unfolding. Afterward, more than thirty Zoom attendees shared their own perspective, challenges, and creative solutions to providing therapy for patients through telemedicine while our communities are 'Sheltering in Place.' There was a consensus that, even after the pandemic has resolved, our practice in psychology will forever be changed and telemedicine will find its place in our profession. Meanwhile, we clearly need to stay connected and support each other as we navigate this new territory. Thanks to all that participated!