Indian Journal of Community and Family Medicine

PERSPECTIVE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84--87

Psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers and strategies to mitigate them


MD. Abu Bashar1, Nazia Begam2 
1 Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Specialist Medical Officer, ECHS Hospital, Naraingarh, Ambala, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. MD. Abu Bashar
Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
India

The outbreak of a novel coronavirus starting from December 2019 and reaching pandemic proportions has raised concerns as to the ability of current protective measures and the health-care system to handle such a threat. Health-care workers may experience considerable psychological distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic due to providing direct patient care, vicarious trauma, quarantine, or self-isolation.


How to cite this article:
Bashar MA, Begam N. Psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers and strategies to mitigate them.Indian J Community Fam Med 2020;6:84-87


How to cite this URL:
Bashar MA, Begam N. Psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers and strategies to mitigate them. Indian J Community Fam Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 May 10 ];6:84-87
Available from: https://www.ijcfm.org/article.asp?issn=2395-2113;year=2020;volume=6;issue=2;spage=84;epage=87;aulast=Bashar;type=0