Public Health emergencies and quarantine: virtual patient engagement as challenge and opportunity for Mental Health strategy

Dina Di Giacomo


Quarantine consists of the strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of infectious disease: it is the separation among people and their social isolation adopted who have been exposed a contagious disease to ascertain if they become unwell, so reducing the risk of them infecting other.

Priorities of National Actions for Mental Health should be based on following pillars: a) providing a virtual support to the patients who had COVID-19 (symptomatic and asymptomatic) diagnosis; b) monitoring the psychological needs addressing supportive strategies; c) boosting the mental health of quarantined patients for reinforcement of adherence to the medical prescriptions.



Clinical psychology; COVID-19; Virtual patient engagement.

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