IMPACTS OF CORONAVIRUS ON OUR FRONT-LINE DEFENSE: THE NURSES!
If you are finding it challenging to stay at home these days, imagine how a nurse or a doctor would feel. Just like us, they do not have the luxury of being cooped at home, even at the time of crisis. Coronavirus has created havoc in the world, so how can the nurses stay safe? As the health systems all around the world creak under the strain of this pandemic situation, there lies a great deficit in the number of health practitioners in the world.
According to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), it has been estimated that there is a deficit of 5.9 million nurses presently. Naturally, there is a need to understand the impact of Coronavirus on nursing professionals across the world. While treating the patients, they are not only exposed to physical torments but also risk their mental health. This is what we are going to explore further in this blog.
Let’s Quantify The Risk That Nurses And Other Health Practitioners Are Facing Currently
As per the Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA), it is clear that the nursing professionals are not only falling in the trap of the Coronavirus pandemic, but even their mental well-being is in serious jeopardy.
Let us quantify the mental risks that the nurses are facing daily.
Among 1,257 health practitioners who have attended the COVID-19 patients in China, 50% of them show symptoms of depression while 45%, 34% and 71.5% are facing anxiety, insomnia and psychological distress.
Let us now discuss the effects of Coronavirus on healthcare practitioners all across the globe in detail.