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Published: 2022-08-24

Barriers to telepsychiatry in the geriatric Asian American population during COVID-19

Department of Psychiatry, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, USA. Department of Psychiatry, Olive View - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
Department of Psychiatry, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, USA. Department of Psychiatry, Olive View - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
Department of Psychiatry, Olive View - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA

Abstract

Due to the increase in anti-Asian discrimination during COVID-19, there has been a decline in mental health in the Asian community, particularly in the geriatric population.  Although the current literature tends to focus on the underutilization of telemedicine in the Asian American population due to cultural barriers, our research found that the barrier to access heavily contributed to this inequity. In this study, we discuss the limited language options for the geriatric Asian American population on a few large telepsychiatry platforms, including “Teladoc and BetterHelp”, during COVID-19.



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How to Cite

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Wang J, Kato B, Agustines DA. Barriers to telepsychiatry in the geriatric Asian American population during COVID-19. jidhealth [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 24 [cited 2022 Sep. 26];5(3):727-9. Available from: https://jidhealth.com/index.php/jidhealth/article/view/236