Support the frontliners-good initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic for healthcare workers across the world: is this what we really need?

Ruta Karaliuniene, Sachin Nagendrappa, Chonnakarn Jatchavala, Margaret Isioma Ojeahere, Irfan Ullah, Drita Gashi Bytyçi, Oluseun Peter Ogunnubi, Michele Cherro, Mohammadreza Shalbafan, Camille Noël, Jairo M. Gonzalez-Diaz, Ramya Vadivel, Victor Pereira-Sanchez, Mohammad Abu Slaih, Sheikh Shoib, Renato De Filippis

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Abstract

Healthcare workers have faced an unprecedented workload in overstretched health facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we describe various initiatives to support them. Psychological, financial and peer support, accommodation and meal services, proper personal protective equipment, applause and gratitude in the community, spiritual and religious life, child care and volunteering were identified. The potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic-permanent stress, burnout and other mental health problems among healthcare professionals-can be expected to grow. Continued monitoring is essential to bolster resilience among healthcare workers and prevent the possible consequences for their mental health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere6
JournalBJPsych International
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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