Review: The surgeons and the COVID-19 pandemic

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Review: The surgeons and the COVID-19 pandemic

Review: The surgeons and the COVID-19 pandemic

This article highlights the problems of too much information and inability to critically evaluate scientific publications, thus, calling on professional health care organizations to communicate reliable information.

In only three months, the scientific literature has published a significant number of articles about COVID-19 from disease pathology to case studies to prevention and treatment strategies. The challenge is having the capacity to read, understand, and assess the information and apply it to ones’ life and/or vocation. Scientific experts have a responsibility to provide adequate information and clarify facts. Because health care providers may have limited training on how to critically appraise the deluge of published manuscripts, it is essential that reputable expert health organizations, such as the World Health Organization, communicate trustworthy and reliable information about quality and safety initiatives to help patients and health care professionals.

|2020-04-14T09:45:23-04:00April 14th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: The surgeons and the COVID-19 pandemic

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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