Covid-19 pandemic traumatized physicians working in hospitals and private practices

The Covid-19 pandemic entailed exceptional circumstances posing major challenges to the majority of people. Here, health care workers were particularly concerned. A relevant question was: Were physicians able to overcome these extreme stress situations in their professional lives? Or was their mental health afflicted? To approach these issues Prof. Andreas Goette, cardiologist at St. Vincenz‐Krankenhaus Paderborn, Germany, and Prof. Karl-Heinz Ladwig, specialist in psychosomatic medicine at Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany, surveyed physicians during the pandemic and focused not only on those working in hospitals, but for the first time also on physicians in private practices.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft