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Private insurers saw telehealth claims increase over 4,000% from 2019 to 2020. Solskin/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Health insurers are starting to roll back coverage for telehealth – even though demand is way up due to COVID-19

Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
A nurse demonstrates how to perform a swab test in Johannesburg, South Africa. Michele Spatari / AFP via Getty Images

Ten ways South Africa can step-up care for its healthcare workers

Healthcare workers bear the extraordinary practical and psychological challenges of working daily with the threat of infection and for many months.
The Thusong Multipurpose Center in Khayelitsha which will serve as a COVID-19 site in Cape Town, South Africa. Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images

Students play an integral role in healthcare delivery: findings from South Africa

Involving senior health science students in the everyday practice helped address the workload in facilities, improved quality of patient care, and increased patient and staff satisfaction.
People take part in a ‘applause for care’ flash mob as part of a campaign to acknowledge the work of employees working in healthcare in Amsterdam. Olaf Kraak/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Express gratitude – not because you will benefit from it, but others might

Gratitude has a strong connection to well-being, but more than that, two psychologists say, it could have a powerful effect on others. So, don't hold back when it comes to expressing it.
The pay equity settlement acknowledged that historic gender discrimination had suppressed wages for care and support work. from www.shutterstock.com

Historic pay equity settlement for NZ care workers delivers mixed results

A groundbreaking NZ$2 billion pay equity settlement has lifted the income for many care workers in aged care and community support, but it had some unintended consequences.

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