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While much of the medical world has been understandably focused on facing the ongoing pandemic, there are other areas that naturally require attention, too. In light of the pandemic, many new technological developments have been made and implemented that not only improve healthcare when it comes to telehealth and the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19, but also change other key areas of health. One such area is that of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care, which has been impacted by the pandemic in major ways.
This year, June 9 is host to World Empathy Day; on this day, the promotion of empathetic practices and attitudes is encouraged, and because empathy is a skill that can be taught, days like this that highlight the importance of learning how to be more empathetic hold significant value. In the healthcare industry, empathy is needed now more than ever.
The coronavirus pandemic has presented unprecedented circumstances for all industries. In healthcare, professionals are working to adapt and overcome various challenges as they arrive. While the pandemic has brought fear, panic, isolation, and hardship, it has also begun to serve as a catalyst for much-needed collaboration and innovation within the healthcare industry.
From the perspectives of medical professionals and scientific researchers alike, there is much that is still unknown about the coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to gain more knowledge, the scientific and medical communities are turning to technology to help them obtain data in mass amounts so that they can better diagnose, treat, and contain the virus.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to threaten the welfare of individuals, markets, and governmental systems around the world. In conversations relating to this virus, one of the most pressing tactics experts encourage is that of flattening the curve. By taking measures to do so, it is believed that the spread of the virus will be better contained, and this belief is supported by existing data and expert opinions.
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