Psychological aspects of the effects of COVID-19 on doctors

Edyta Medak, Antoni Niedzielski

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/JEHS.2020.10.10.003

Abstract


COVID-19 not only affects physical health, but also leads to mental health problems such as sleep problems, depression, feelings of anxiety, chronic stress. This also applies to doctors, because they too, or above all, are at particular risk. They are owed a lot of responsibilities, a new situation, a lack of adequate staff. They are surrounded by illness and death. They often do not cope with the current situation. This results in a decrease in their productivity, lack of motivation to work, fatigue, and this, as a consequence, can lead to burnout.


Keywords


COVID-19; doctors; sress; burnout

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