A new study by researcher Luma Bashmi looks at the Psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers at the King Hamad University Hospital in Bahrain.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis with a long-term psychological impact on healthcare workers. As the pandemic moves towards endemic status, little knowledge exists on how it has affected healthcare workers.
Luma’s study aims to evaluate the psychological impact and related factors of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic at two different time periods six and twelve months after the start of the pandemic, using an online cross-sectional survey using a standardized questionnaire.
This study identified important risk factors and recommends that in addition to strict measures of infection prevention and acute care provision during a pandemic, a responsive and proactive strategy by the leadership should be taken to implement interventions focused on psychological support to improve mental well-being and reduce levels of distress and anxiety.
Read Luma’s study Psychological impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Workers in King Hamad University Hospital, Kingdom of Bahrain published in the Journal of the Bahrain Medical Society here: https://doi.org/10.26715/jbms.34_2022_2_4
Is a research member of our IC-ADAPT Consortium, led by Dr Eolene Boyd-McMillan. IC-ADAPT was created to advance ongoing research, development and testing of the IC-ADAPT framework and interventions.
Luma is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge and a Lecturer in Psychology, School of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Bahrain (RCSI).
She was formerly Head of Scientific Research & Development / Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board, King Hamad University Hospital and Co-Founder, Co-Director eLaa Beirut, Lebanon.
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