PPE for your mind: a peer support initiative for health care workers

Bridson, Tahnee L., Jenkins, Kym, Allen, Kieran G., and McDermott, Brett M. (2021) PPE for your mind: a peer support initiative for health care workers. Medical Journal of Australia, 214 (1). pp. 8-11.

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[Extract] The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has placed the health care workforce under an unprecedented level of stress. No area of the health workforce is immune to COVID-19-related changes to usual work practices. The impact of this acute stress has occurred in the context of a health care profession that was already struggling with major work-related challenges including anxiety, depression, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout. Importantly, these issues may have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the direct consequences of health care workers being infected, and the indirect consequences of the economic impact on their families and friends, the rigours of lockdown and the adverse effects on health and wellbeing felt across all aspects of society.

Item ID: 65680
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1326-5377
Keywords: Mental health policy; Doctors' health; Depressive disorders; Anxiety disorders; COVID-19; Infectious diseases; Respiratory tract infections
Copyright Information: © 2020 AMPCo Pty Ltd
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2021 23:21
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 50%
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