Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: 10.3390/ijerph17165938

Title: Anxiety About the Risk of Death of Their Patients in Health Professionals in Spain: Analysis at the Peak of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Issue Date: 15-Aug-2020
Date of creation: 19-Jul-2020
Related subjects: CDU::3 - Ciencias sociales::36 - Bienestar y problemas sociales. Trabajo social. Ayuda social. Vivienda. Seguros
Keywords: COVID-19
healthcare professionals
Anxiety
Death
Burnout
Abstract: The COVID-19 health crisis has had a global e ect, but the consequences in the di erent countries a ected have been very di erent. In Spain, in a short period of time, health professionals went from a situation of stability to living with a working environment characterized by overcrowded hospitals, lack of individual protection equipment, non-existent or contradictory work protocols, as well as an unknown increase in mortality. Although in their professional activity health workers are closely linked to death processes, in recent months, working conditions and health emergencies have drawn an unheard of working scenario, with the stress and anxiety they may su er when faced with the death of their patients. The present quantitative research was carried out in di erent hospitals in Spain on health professionals during the month of April 2020. Through the subscale of anxiety in the face of the death of others, developed by Collett–Lester, it has been verified that health professionals have had to develop their work in a context of precariousness, putting at risk both their individual and collective health, notably increasing anxiety in the face of the death of their patients. The predictive variables of this anxiety have been the absence of individual protection equipment, as well as high levels in the burnout subscales of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization.
Primary author: Lázaro Pérez, Cristina
Martínez López, José Ángel
Gómez Galán, José
López Meneses, Eloy
Faculty / Departments / Services: Facultades, Departamentos, Servicios y Escuelas::Departamentos de la UMU::Sociología y Política Social
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/95562
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17165938
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 17
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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