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Emotional Health and Wellbeing: For Health Providers, First Responders and Those on the Front Lines   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "Response to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] has caused a disruption of our usual roles and routines, and adjustment to new work flows and responsibilities. Limited understanding of the virus comes with day-to-day uncertainty and concern for the health of individuals, families, and communities. Health care and frontline workers responding to COVID-19 will be under increased stress and uncertainties related to the virus can be harmful to a front line workers' mental health. [...] Disaster response is a challenging yet rewarding career. Health care workers and first responders experience stress and burnout under normal circumstances. The lifestyle and experiences associated with the profession increase risk for stress, second victim syndrome, limited exercise, perceived limited control, sleep deprivation, irregular and poor eating habits, and poor work-life balance. Developing strategies to build resilience and reduce stress can help improve the overall health and wellbeing of health care workers."

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