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The Clinical Takeaway: Psychological Impacts of Pandemic on Health Professionals

The Clinical Takeaway: Psychological Impacts of Pandemic on Health Professionals

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The Clinical Takeaway: Psychological impacts of pandemic on health professionals

 

In this episode:

 

– Up to 30% of health care workers, especially females, might have been psychologically impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic
– PTSD, depression, anxiety are the most common and can have a long term impact on their health, especially if not detected
– Another wave of psychological impacts from COVID-19 may soon be appearing
– In the future, should we face another pandemic, a psychological survival kit may be as important as PPEs

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP

 

Guest: Prof Chee Ng, Healthscope Chair of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, the University of Melbourne; Director of the Professorial Unit, The Melbourne Clinic; Director of International Unit and WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health, St Vincent’s Mental Health

 

Total time: 25 mins

 

 

 

 

 

 

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