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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 135-138

Strategies to mitigate psychosocial stress among health-care workers during COVID-19 Pandemic


1 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Paret Mar Ivanios Hospital, Kottayam, Kerala, India
3 Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Toney Jose
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ksj.ksj_9_20

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased workplace demands from the health-care workers. This along with other psychosocial factors has resulted in increased stress, anxiety and depression. Measures have to be adopted to prevent burnout in the long run. There are various strategies that can be taken at the individual, administrative and community levels to mitigate stress. Everyone involved in healthcare from frontline workers to administrators and policymakers should be aware of the reasons for stress and strategies to mitigate it. A combined effort would decrease the inevitable toll on the health system. Strategies at individual, administrative and community levels can decrease the stress on health-care workers.


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