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Jansson M, Rello J (2020) Mental Health in Healthcare Workers and the Covid-19 Pandemic Era: Novel Challenge for Critical Care. J Intensive & Crit Care Vol.6 doi: 10.36648/2471-8505.6.2.6 No.2:6

Mental health in healthcare workers and the Covid-19 pandemic era : novel challenge for critical care

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Author: Jansson, Miia1,2; Rello, Jordi3,4
Organizations: 1Research Group of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
3Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research & Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Barcelona, Spain
4Clinical Research Department, CHU Nîmes, University Montpellier-Nîmes, Nîmes, France
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Türk Dahili ve Cerrahi Bilimler Yoğun Bakım Derneği, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-01-22


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.

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Series: Journal of intensive and critical care
ISSN: 2471-8505
ISSN-E: 2471-8505
ISSN-L: 2471-8505
Volume: 6
Issue: 2:6
DOI: 10.36648/2471-8505.6.2.6
Type of Publication: B1 Journal article
Field of Science: 3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
Copyright information: © 2020 Jansson M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.