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Abstract

Mental Health in Healthcare Workers and the Covid-19 Pandemic Era: Novel Challenge for Critical Care

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the front-line Health Care Workers have experienced a varying levels of stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Targeted interventions are needed to enhance psychological wellbeing of Health Care Workers and strengthen the healthcare systems’ capacity during pandemic. Clear communication, limitation of shift hours, provision of rest areas as well as broad access and detailed rules on the use and management of protective personal equipment and specialized training on handling COVID-19 patients could reduce anxiety coming from the perceived unfamiliarity and uncontrollability of the hazards involved.


Author(s):

Miia Jansson, Jordi Rello



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