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How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Healthcare Workers?

Part of the 2020 - 2021 Minerva Series.

  • 5 Oct 2020, 6.00pm to 5 Oct 2020, 7.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free
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Frontline workers are at risk of long-term psychological effects from the pandemic.

The global proliferation of COVID-19 in early 2020 has already demonstrated significant impact on the health and wellbeing of all those affected by novel virus SARS-CoV-2, believed to have originated from China in late 2019. The ripple effect has been substantial; in addition to the many lives lost during the first wave of the pandemic, we now know that living with uncertainty and risk of exposure alone has had a detrimental impact on the mental health of the nation.

Those most at risk of exposure to the virus are those working directly with COVID-19, frontline workers. With concerns raised over availability of personal protective equipment (PPE), fears of contaminating loved ones and talk of 'moral injury', for this group the focus begins to shift to the long-term psychological well-being and mitigating impact.

Dr Jo Daniels, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist at the University of Bath, will present recent research on the psychological effects of working with COVID-19 in acute and emergency settings. Together with collaborator Prof. Edd Carlton, consultant in Emergency Medicine and NIHR research fellow, they will discuss the nuances of mental health on the frontline, exploring the clinical reality of the work and consider this in relation to implications for future research and practice.

You can join the live lecture from 18:00 – 19:00 on Monday 5 October 2020 by registering via Eventbrite. A link will be emailed to you before the event allowing you to view the lecture via Microsoft Teams - no account is required.

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