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dc.contributor.authorRomea Martínez, Ana Cristina-
dc.contributor.authorValero Errazu, Diana-
dc.contributor.authorElboj, Carmen-
dc.contributor.authorMelgar, Patricia-
dc.identifier.citationRomea, A.C.; Valero, D.; Elboj, C.; Melgar, P. Mental Health and Access to Information in Times of COVID-19: The Role of Social Work. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 4483. https://
dc.description.abstractThe confinements and limited social interactions that have derived from COVID-19 have aggravated the situation of people with previous pathologies. As a result, access to health and its rehabilitation or support resources has been limited and redirected toward online care. People with mental health problems have considerably suffered during the pandemic because, for many of them, accessing different information resources through telematic means proved to be a great difficulty in their everyday lives. This exploratory research work aims to establish which elements have successfully facilitated access to online information for people with mental health problems. This is especially urgent in times of COVID-19 when misinformation has significantly harmed this group. To do so, we followed the communicative methodology and held interviews with two professionals and nine users who participated in the case study. The main results show that, in developing digital communicative competencies in accessing information with this group, individualization of care to overcome barriers, the link with social workers as references of truthful information, and the importance of emotional work and interactions are critical elements.en_US
dc.format.extent12 p.en_US
dc.rightsAtribución 4.0 Internacional*
dc.subjectSocial worken_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectSocially vulnerable groupsen_US
dc.subjectHealth inequalitiesen_US
dc.subjectSocial interventionen_US
dc.titleMental Health and Access to Information in Times of COVID-19: The Role of Social Worken_US
dc.subject.unescoTrabajo socialen_US
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