Stress responses and health complaints among hospital staff working in intensive care units and clinical wards during the Covid-19 pandemic

This study answers to the urge to map and monitor their exposure to trauma and stress, emerging psychological and somatic reactions over time and their evaluation of measures taken to reduce stress in the workplace.
 
Expected impact:
 
Short-term:
  • Identify individual, social and organizational stressors and critical incidents impacting intensive care unit personnel’s capability to treat and care for critically ill patients.
  • Mapping and monitoring acute stress responses nd psychological and somatic health complaints in intensive care unit personnel.
  • Identify immediate needs for measures that must be addressed to ensure efficient response throughout the pandemic.
  • Provide advice to the healthcare system on best practice to protect health care workers that strengthen the current response to the COVID-19 outbreak, nationally and internationally
Long-term:
  • Provide new knowledge on predictors of acute stress responses and psychological and somatic health complaints in intensive care personnel treating critically ill patients infected with Covid-19.
  • Suggest measures taken for decreasing stress and protect the health of intensive care personnel treating critically ill patients during epidemics/pandemics.
  • Provide advice to the healthcare system that improve infection prevention and control in future analogous outbreaks all over the world
 
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