publication . Article . 2020

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health of Anaesthesiologists from the National Health Service

Tiago, Catarina; Dias-Vaz, Marta; Carvalho, Ana Filipa; Barata, Melanie; Marques, Ana;
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  • Published: 02 Oct 2020 Journal: Journal of the Portuguese Society of Anesthesiology (issn: 0871-6099, eissn: 0871-6099, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sociedade Portuguesa de Anestesiologia
Abstract
Introduction: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has posed strain on the entire healthcare system. Portuguese anaesthesiologists played a major role, being relocated to newly created intensive care units and performing risky procedures such as endotracheal intubation. We aimed to evaluate how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the mental health of Portuguese Anaesthesiologists working for the National Health Service. Materials and Methods: Transversal observational descriptive and analytical study directed to residents and specialists in Anaesthesiology working in public hospitals in Portugal during the COVID-19 pandemic. We used the 12-item General Health ...
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free text keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Pandemic, Mental Health, Anaesthesiology, Psychological burnout, Inglês
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