COVID-19 pandemic and its influence on mental health of healthcare professionals in Nepal

Authors

  • Robin Bhattarai Department of Neurosurgery, B and C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa, Nepal
  • Joshila Chanu Yumnam Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, B & C Medical College Teaching Hospital & Research Centre Pvt. Ltd., Birtamode, Nepal
  • Kishor Chhantyal Department of Orthopedics, Galaxy Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Pokhara, Nepal
  • Karuna Rai Department of Ophthalmology, Capital Hospital and Research Center, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Manoj Kumar Chaudhary Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology Unit, Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal
  • Shivir Sharma Dahal Department of Cardiology, Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Suman Thapa Department of Anesthesiology, AMDA Hospital , Damak, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/egn.v3i01.38981

Keywords:

Covid-19, Pandemic, Health Care Professional, Mental Health

Abstract

Given the unprecedented global public health crisis due to the covid-19 pandemic, it is important to recognize the psychological impact on health care professionals. Previous experiences from the smaller scale epidemiology and new literature on COVID-19 have shown that increased pressure on healthcare professionals is associated with rise in the psychological incidence rates. We have described the psychological burden of the covid-19 pandemic on health care workers in Nepal and reviewed the literature on the impact of previous epidemics on front-line health care workers. In addition, we discussed potential triggers and measures to minimize the front-line psychological pressure to deal with this biological threat.

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Published

2021-08-08

How to Cite

Bhattarai, R., Yumnam , J. C., Chhantyal , K., Rai, K., Chaudhary, M. K., Dahal, S. S., & Thapa, S. (2021). COVID-19 pandemic and its influence on mental health of healthcare professionals in Nepal. Eastern Green Neurosurgery, 3(01), 23–27. https://doi.org/10.3126/egn.v3i01.38981

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Letters to the Editor