ASSESSING THE RESILIENCE OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN A ROMANIAN EMERGENCY UNIT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Worldwide, during COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare professionals have been exposed to professional and existential stress. The aims of this study were to evaluate of the emotional impact, the degree of resilience of medical staff, immediately after exposure to the risk of COVID-19. Material and methods: e enrolled 64 participants (30 doctors and 34 nurses), from the Emergency Department of the “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital from Iasi. Each participant completed a self-report 63 items questionnaire. Self-perceived stress, depression symptoms, anxiety symptoms were measured in our research. SPSS 27.0 software was used for data analysis. Results: We have identified statistically significant difference between medical doctors and nursed regarding the possibility of managing the critical situation at the workplace and the difficulty understanding the situation at workplace. Sleep quality, positive emotions and life satisfaction need to be improved to increase the psychological resilience of healthcare professionals working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conclusions: Doctors constitute the group with the lowest levels of psychological resilience among health care workers. This study confirms the need to improve positive emotions and weaken negative emotions of healthcare professionals.
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