Peruvian Guideline to Care the Mental Health of Health Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Document Type: Letter to Editor

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Alberto Hurtado School of Medicine, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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Dear Editor,

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has risen as a worldwide health crisis and health providers (HPs) are in first-line to face this disease. In consequence, this vulnerable occupational group is experiencing many mental health problems. One study found that anxiety was higher in female staff and nurses from China.1 Additionally, a recent review (five articles from China and one from India) showed that HPs develops stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia.2 ... (Read more...)

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