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Urgent need to develop evidence-based self-help interventions for mental health of healthcare workers in COVID-19 pandemic.

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Yang, Lei, Yin, Juan, Wang, Duolao ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2788-2464, Rahman, Atif and Li, Xiaomei (2020) 'Urgent need to develop evidence-based self-help interventions for mental health of healthcare workers in COVID-19 pandemic.'. Psychological Medicine. (In Press)

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Abstract

Thepandemicof COVID-19 has rapidly spread to over 200 countries and territoriesin the past 4months. To save lives and minimizetransmission, millions of healthcareworkers are working in frontlines worldwidebut putting themselves at high risk from the disease. All of themare workingunder extreme pressuresandexperiencinggreat psychological distressin such a challenging situation.In addition to the huge psychological pressure, healthcare workers around the world face morale and burnout issues as they have to make impossible decisions(Greenberg, Docherty, Gnanapragasam, & Wessely, 2020).It is encouraging is that the World Health Organization (WHO) and manyinstitutions have proposedguidelinesto providepsychological assistance for healthcare workers duringthispandemic

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 105 Epidemiology
WB Practice of Medicine > Therapeutics > WB 327 Self care
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > General Virus Diseases > WC 500 Virus diseases (General or not elsewhere classified)
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Respiratory Tract Infections. Respirovirus Infections > WC 505 Viral respiratory tract infections
WM Psychiatry > WM 100 General works
WM Psychiatry > WM 140 Mental disorders (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291720001385
Depositing User: Julie Franco
Date Deposited: 01 May 2020 16:03
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2020 11:08
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/14358

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