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Telemedicine for refugees

Dear Sir or Madam,

Living in a country whose language you do not speak, is difficult. Especially if you get sick and can not communicate correctly to the doctors. Refugees are often affected by this problem. The project TeleView wants to help. How, you can find out in our interview.

Have a nice day!

Simone Ernst
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Communicate with critically ill children
Interview: Project TeleView
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Project TeleView – Telemedicine for refugees


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Refugees who come to Germany struggle with language and cultural barriers – also when it comes to medical issues. Patients are often not able to state their medical history or acute conditions, which requires extra time and means increased costs for medical offices and shelters. The telemedicine project TeleView seeks to offer a solution to this problem.
Read more in the interview:
Project TeleView – Telemedicine for refugees
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"Always be honest" – How to communicate with critically ill children

Topic of the Month

Image: Boy lies in a hospital bed and looks up to his doctor whose hand is lying on his shoulder; Copyright:
When children suffer from a critical or terminal illness, the first impulse of adults is often to not tell the children and sugarcoat the situation. Yet it is just this type of behavior that frequently causes children to emotionally withdraw.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
"Always be honest" – How to communicate with critically ill children
Children and cancer - treating sick children properly
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