Given the current global pandemic, the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice would like to announce a Call for Papers for a special series on COVID-19.. Hummel, Svenja Javakhishvili, Jana Darejan However, our professional and personal commitment as truth-tellers compels us to do what needs to be done to fulfill our obligation to serve our patients and society. This spread of misinformation has, unfortunately, had the effect of creating and advancing an increasing mistrust of science and scientific facts, and ultimately of medical advice, which has sowed discord and severely impaired the effectiveness of personal and public health measures – factors we see playing out during our current struggles to control the pandemic. and And while many of these factors were present before the onset of this pandemic, their impact has dramatically escalated over the past year, amplified by the historically new effects of focused, narrow information sources and social media, leaving much of the general public highly susceptible to misinformation that can profoundly alter their world view and personal decision making. ICMJE forms are in the supplementary material, available online at On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19), a pandemic. A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. König, Alexandra “The Potential Role Of Open Data In Mitigating The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges And Opportunities," Health Affairs Blog, November 2, 2020. Infectious Disease. Jagiwala, MukheshP His statements do not necessarily reflect official policies of ACP. "subject": true, supplementary material 1, Galbraith et al. | December 7, 2020. Moral injury can arise when one feels compelled to make decisions that conflict with one's ethical or moral values.Reference Litz, Stein, Delaney, Lebowitz, Nash and Silva42 The effect of moral injury on subsequent mental health can depend on the quality of support provided to employees during and after such events.Reference Greenberg, Docherty, Gnanapragasam and Wessely43. Doctors experience high levels of work stress even under normal circumstances, but many would be reluctant to disclose mental health difficulties or seek help for them, with stigma an often-cited reason. 2020. DOI: 10.1377/hblog20201029.94898 Caption 8 COVID-19 has been transmitted within the hospital setting to infect healthcare workers, inpatients and visitors. 2020. The Government, Healthcare professionals & researchers are doing their best in delivering the healthcare services. Vaishnav, Mrugesh Because of their unpredictable occurrence, ubiquitous nature, and the fact that they present us with a previously unknown disease to learn and manage, pandemics have always posed a major threat to humankind. Clearly, one of the most significant factors hampering our societal response to the pandemic has been the widespread questioning, and even denial, of the very scientific facts that have led to these medical accomplishments and are also fundamental to ultimately guiding us through this health crisis. 2020. It outlines historical and contemporary evidence of inequalities in pandemics— drawing on international research into the Spanish Yes, we need to fact check incorrect information when we encounter it. We conducted a rapid systematic review according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines in five databases. "relatedCommentaries": true, Wutich, Amber Beyond the medical lessons learned from COVID [PODCAST], How the lessons from breast cancer saved this physician from burnout. for this article. Resende de Almeida, Rosa Maria Asking physicians and other health care professionals to do this, in addition to the incredibly difficult work we have already needed to undertake during the pandemic, may seem like an unfair and undue burden. < Previous post How to be sick: challenges faced by those with chronic pain and illness [PODCAST]. is involved in setting up a support network of psychiatrists with the sole aim of supporting all physicians during this unprecedented event. Amongst COVID-19 patients, those with low albumin levels have a poorer prognosis and low albumin levels are seen in 80% of the nonsurviving patients. Nasser, Habib Feature Flags last update: Wed Jan 06 2021 07:23:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) Total loading time: 0.743 Javed, Afzal Philip A. Tariq Hassan, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University, Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Lulli, Lucrezia Ginevra Cool, Paul Recently, Hermans et al 1 outlined the challenges the COVID‐19 pandemic pose for the bleeding disorder community. Care is political. What are your health goals for the coming year? Doctors are fleeing the medical field. But effectively countering misinformation requires that we go beyond simply relating scientific facts to an often questioning and doubting public. 2020. 2020. [PODCAST], Vaccine Line Chaos; U.K. Strain Already Here? supplementary material 2, Galbraith et al. Rosa, Debora Healthcare executives and managers should be aware of the potential for the COVID-19 outbreak to elevate the risk of psychological distress and suicidal ideation in doctors. Korehova, M.V. Mucci, Nicola The general response to the pandemic has included increased measures focused on personal hygiene, social distancing, symptom monitoring, early … Arcangeli, Giulio And it is particularly frustrating now that we have a potential end to the pandemic in sight with vaccines, and knowing that the doubting of scientifically-based behavior by a large segment of the public may make it more difficult to temporize the spread of infection until they can be deployed, or may otherwise discourage people from believing that they are a safe and effective way to ultimately return to a semblance of normal. Shah, Aditya Billions of people are free to publicly share their opinions on COVID-19 across various social platforms. They need accurate ones. and Equal efforts are being poured in for finding out the ways to prevention, remedy & arresting the further spread. This has left medical students with an unusual amount of free time but a strong desire to be part of the response to the crisis. Cheruvu, Manikandar Srinivas Sawant, Neena Ribeiro, Oscar Masters, MD The COVID-19 pandemic potentially increases doctors' work demands and limits their recovery opportunity; this consequently puts them at a high risk of adverse mental health impacts. "metrics": true, Pilauri, Ketevan It is designed to help doctors understand what they need to do to prepare for and participate in this appraisal and to help appraisers and designated bodies The literature shows that, although healthcare professionals place high value on provision of training and equipment during such pandemics, effective leadership and managerial support for clinicians and their families are also highly protective against negative psychological outcomes. For this reason, we argue that the authorities and healthcare executives must show strong leadership and support for doctors and their families during the COVID-19 outbreak and call for efforts to reduce mental health stigma in clinical workplaces. Mohd Fauzi, Mohd Fadhli Abstract. Yet, the good news is that as the pandemic has evolved, there is evidence that physicians’ faith remains very high across much of the population. Overall, migrants play an especially important role in low-skilled key occupations and in cities. 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SOYATA, Ahmet Zihni Using cross-country data, we find that individuals in countries that had SARS infections in 2003 search more intensively for COVID-19-related information on Google in late January 2020, the time of the first known outbreak in Wuhan, China. Matiz, Alessio Paschetto, Andrea Cantone, Damiano Oetjen, Neele Rashid, Asarnusch The World Health Organization (WHO) tried to coordinate a global response; the global scientific community conducted multiple research efforts on how to treat and cure the disease. Only by engaging others by listening with compassion, seeking empathy, and approaching them in a non-judgmental way are we able to start meaningful conversations that can identify common ground, reduce the disconnect between peoples’ beliefs and scientific fact, and hopefully defuse the reflexive emotional responses and resulting polarization that have been so damaging in the current environment. Bhachu, Davinder Singh Alessio, Federico However, although the protective benefits of social contact and support at times of stress are well demonstrated,Reference Ma, Qiao, Qu, Wang, Huang and Cheng27 social distancing deprives the individual of a crucial buffer against mental health difficulties precisely when they are at greater risk of stress.Reference Huremović and Huremović28, Research from previous epidemics/pandemics (such as the SARS outbreak from 2003, the MERS epidemic from 2012 or Ebola outbreaks in West Africa) shows that healthcare professionals can experience a broad range of psychological morbidities, including trauma,Reference Styra, Hawryluck, Robinson, Kasapinovic, Fones and Gold29,Reference Sim, Chong, Chan and Soon30 which might endure for many months after the outbreak.Reference Maunder, Lancee, Balderson, Bennett, Borgundvaag and Evans31,Reference Su, Lien, Yang, Su, Wang and Tsai32 The relationship between traumatic life events and suicide is well documentedReference McFeeters, Boyda and Siobhan33 and trauma from disaster events can increase suicidal ideation in emergency workers.Reference Stanley, Hom and Joiner34 Fears over risk to health and social isolation contribute to psychological distress,Reference Maunder, Lancee, Rourke, Hunter, Goldbloom and Balderson35 as do perceptions of ‘infection stigma’ from the community.Reference Bai, Lin, Lin, Chen, Chue and Chou36 However, the negative effects on mental health can be found in doctors irrespective of whether or not they worked directly with infected patients.Reference Um, Kim, Lee and Lee37 Although the strains of front-line healthcare during an infectious outbreak can lead to sickness absence and higher staff turn-over,Reference Shiao, Koh, Lo, Lim and Guo20,Reference Goulia, Mantas, Dimitroula, Mantis and Hyphantis38 most evidence suggests that doctors and nurses feel a strong professional obligation to continue working in spite of the danger.Reference Wong, Wong, Lee, Cheung and Griffiths39,Reference Khalid, Khalid, Qabajah, Barnard and Qushmaq40 However, given the pressures of needing to maintain high-quality healthcare provision during a pandemic, combined with doctors’ reluctance to seek help or disclose their difficulties, it is possible that this kind of professional commitment might relate strongly to presenteeism. It is one of the key reasons why we occupy a privileged position in society as a profession. COVID-19 has required a paradigm shift in healthcare utilisation. Fabbro, Franco And this includes the responsibility to counter the misinformation that can lead individuals and society to make negative health decisions. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. These sessions aim to critically evaluate the role of the endocrine system and endocrinology in the COVID-19 pandemic, with expert debate and hopes of … Niall Galbraith, Reader in Health Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Wolverhampton, UK. 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From chatbots in Singapore to drones in Oman; from robotic medical assistants in Indonesia to virtual doctors in Brazil; while the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc across the world, governments hav Managers and clinicians might also remember that many doctors are reluctant to reveal their difficulties even when experiencing significant psychological distress. How did we miss this chance to maximize this chance to proactively and positively alter the course of this global medical threat? 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Callus, Edward COVID-19 Strains in UK, South Africa, Nigeria Sour Post-Pandemic Hopes Since the emergence of the UK strain last week, South Africa and Nigeria have reported new mutations of the virus All authors contributed to the design, analysis of literature, writing and revision of the article. (5) Its association with poor outcomes thus is conceivable since serum albumin maintains plasma oncotic pressure and acts as a carrier molecule for various endogenous and exogenous compounds. Thakurdesai, Aishwarya 2 It is well-known that the world is facing a disease with unprecedented consequences due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both to physical and to mental health. Role of media. and Bondanini, Giorgia Kumar, Vinay Climate change, cardiac arrest, and the price of inaction [PODCAST], Delivering health care at a retail clinic isn’t something to be proud of. Giorgi, Gabriele supplementary material 3, Galbraith et al. Close this message to accept cookies or find out how to manage your cookie settings. Terms of Use | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | DMCA Policy | All Content © KevinMD, LLC, ✓ Join 150,000+ subscribers ✓ Get KevinMD's most popular stories, How to be sick: challenges faced by those with chronic pain and illness [PODCAST], The hidden danger to physicians in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Overcoming the invisible “coronavirus wall” between doctors and patients, Internal medicine, the pandemic, and William Osler, Physician risk during COVID-19: reflections from the AIDS epidemic, Clinical diagnosis in the age of COVID-19, Reconciling with medicine’s imperfect icons, Knowledge is power: Why science and health literacy matters. Du, Junfeng This can be facilitated by deliberately adding ‘healthcare staff mental health support process’ as an ongoing agenda item to high-level management planning meetings. In the first months of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused one of the most dangerous global health crisis of our era. One of the major positive outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic is the worldwide appreciation for all healthcare workers who continue to place themselves in harm’s way to relieve the … 28 April 2020. Here are a few of the most distinct ways social media has influenced the public since the virus reached epidemic and pandemic levels: Negative automatic cognitions are a key trigger in stress reactions.Reference Feldman, Greeson and Senville60 Mindfulness interventions encourage us to ‘notice’ our thoughts and to view them as objective events that happen to us. Patients don’t need quick diagnoses. 2020. Get free updates delivered free to your inbox., and Simultaneously, the behavior of many, based on misinformation, has almost certainly increased their own risk for infection or otherwise thwarted our collective efforts to control the pandemic. Another partner, Dr Sujatha Sangumani, says it is easier for doctors to relate to the fear during an epidemic, given that they understand the spread better. Fuhr, Daniela C. Founded in 2004 by Kevin Pho, MD, is the web’s leading platform where physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, medical students, and patients share their insight and tell their stories. Soloviev, A.G. Tagged as: AKSU, Serkan This only serves to compound the very personal physical and emotional toll that confronting the coronavirus crisis has exacted on health care professionals over the last year, and adds to the exhaustion, and at times despair, we are all feeling. Mishra, KshirodK The COVID-19 pandemic and health inequalities Clare Bambra ,1 Ryan Riordan,2 John Ford,2 Fiona Matthews1 ABSTRACT This essay examines the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for health inequalities. And the novel coronavirus pandemic we are currently experiencing is no different. "hasAccess": "1", Liu, Jianli Galbraith et al. Furthermore, there is evidence that many doctors are even reluctant to disclose mental health problems to their friends and family.Reference Henderson, Brooks, del Busso, Chalder, Harvey and Hotopf18, During acute health crises, healthcare services are placed under excess pressure, making working life even more stressful than normal.Reference Tam CW, Pang, Lam and Chiu19 In a pandemic, the number of patients requiring treatment increases significantly, placing strain on healthcare resources and on personnel alike. "lang": "en" Before agreeing to redeployment, doctors should seek an occupational health assessment if they are pregnant or have health conditions which could place them at additional risk. Mohd Haris, Ahmad Firdaus Convergence of Klebsiella Carbapenem Resistance with Virulence, Pegcetacoplan Bests Eculizumab for PNH Patients, Finerenone Cuts Kidney, Heart Risks in CKD and T2D, LOXO-305 Demonstrates Promising Efficacy in CLL. Zafar, Ali 6 Indeed, during the global pandemic, thousands of healthcare workers have died with COVID-19 succumbed to the disease. Angane, Amey Posenato, Elisabetta Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) operates on a similar model and both it and TRiM can be effective in reducing mental health stigma in the workplace.Reference Imai, Matsuishi, Ito, Mouri, Kitamura and Akimoto45,Reference Cates, Gomes, Krasilovsky, Hewlitt and Murthy47, There is evidence that psychological interventions for work stress can be effective in healthcare professionals.Reference Ruotsalainen, Verbeek, Mariné and Serra52 Recent reviews attest to the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions for work stress and suicide ideation;Reference Burton, Burgess, Dean, Koutsopoulou and Hugh-Jones53–Reference Williams, Duggan, Crane and Fennell57 mindfulness-based interventions also have a sound theoretical basis.Reference Hayes58,Reference Kabat-Zinn59 Mindfulness skills are particularly suited to high-stress work settings, in that they can be practised privately or in groups, in almost any environment and can be conducted as briefly as time permits. Muhamad Robat, Rosnawati Paolone, Anselmo Roberto 2020. Mohd Yusoff, Hanizah Despite the many historically unprecedented medical and public health successes to date, our collective response to the pandemic has been remarkably suboptimal over the past year, leading to our current situation and its associated devastating outcomes in terms of morbidity, mortality, and social and economic function. "clr": false, However, compared to pandemics of the past, medical science has made remarkable strides in our understanding of the novel coronavirus, its mechanisms and clinical manifestations, and in developing evidence-based preventive strategies and increasingly effective methods of care as well as a range of therapeutic interventions (including multiple vaccines) in a remarkably short period of time. Song, Chunjuan Speech by Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn “The Critical Role of Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic” August 10, 2020 Washington, DC Losada Durán, Raquel We argue they have a duty to participate in pandemic response due to their special skills, but these skills vary between different doctors, and their duties are constrained by other competing rights. Frisardi, Vincenza Physician burnout during COVID: Bringing ancient practices to modern medicine, Be careful when using preprint servers for medical research reports, The blunt truth on why stopping COVID is impossible, Why COVID PCR tests aren’t as accurate as you think. Significant variability in the kinetics and magnitude of the serological response, especially early in infection, could contribute to false-negative results. Full text views reflects PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views. As the lockdowns are being observed all over the globe and the national level pharmacy professionals are performing frontline roles, this editorial highlights the role of pharmacists in the COVID − 19 pandemic. View all Google Scholar citations Altruism is defined as the selfless concern for the well-being of others. (Pravin Barnale/BCCL Mumbai) While most young people are not at high risk of severe disease during the COVID-19 pandemic, they play an important role … 'Toxic Individualism', More Children Seen at Urgent Care, Retail Clinics in 2019 Versus Previous Years, Op-Ed: A Better Plan for COVID Vaccinations, Conservative Approach to Inpatient BP Spikes May Be Safer, Rising Out-of-Pocket Costs for Neurology Visits, Diagnostic Tests, COVID Clot Prevention Evidence Beginning to Bud, Long-Term Outcome Analysis of Isatuximab-Based Triplet. Care is no longer personal. 2020. 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