The Coronavirus Is Creating A Mental Health Crisis For Health Care Workers
Front-line care workers have been called heroes throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Many of them don’t feel like it.
Instead, they feel besieged and traumatized not only by the suffering and death they’ve witnessed, but by a health care system they believe is showing it doesn’t value them, a disjointed and ineffective governmental response, and members of the public who deny the reality of all that suffering and death.
Tragedy is part of the job for medical providers, but the relentlessness of the coronavirus outbreak is more than most have ever seen, said Nina Wells, a nurse practitioner and the president of the Service Employees International Union Local 121RN in Pasadena, California.
“It is the vicarious trauma that is never-ending with this pandemic. And it’s from all angles, not just the disease …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]