COVID – 19, Mental Health and Health Worker – A Review
Keywords:Covid – 19, Mental Health, Health Worker
COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease. The human to human transmission, has caused much anxiety across the globe. Health workers are on the front lines of this pandemic. Due to the perceived danger, uncertainty, physical discomfort being covered with PPE throughout the duty periods, fear disease transmission to family, and negative consequences of the infection, health workers may experience anger, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and which could negatively affect individuals’ social and occupational functioning, as well as quality of life. The WHO advises health workers to take care of themselves, eat healthy, stay active, and rest sufficiently. This literature review is an attempt to address the possible underline factors, manifestations of impaired mental health and its possible solutions to cope with the situation that has arisen due to COVID-19.
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