Mental Health and Psychosocial Challenges in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Food for Thought for Cardiovascular Health Care Professionals
Adrienne O'Neil, Stephen J Nicholls, Julie Redfern, Alex Brown, David L Hare
Heart, Lung and Circulation | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has produced substantial health challenges from the perspective of both its direct health complications and the disruption to delivery of standard care for individuals with a range of acute and chronic health issues. In parallel, the widespread application of social isolation initiatives in most countries raises the potential for significant mental health consequences and psychosocial impacts. This has major implications for cardiovascular health care professionals and the management of their patients. CHALLENGES: The COVID-19 pandemic and associated physical isolation practices are likely to result in a range of mental health and psych..View full abstract
Awarded by Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship
AO is supported by a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (101160). The authors would like to thank Graham and Lyn O'Neil for providing feedback on the manuscript from a lived experience perspective.