In just over a year, the COVID 19 epidemic has highly destabilized all health systems worldwide. The psychological burden that continues to weigh on caregivers is unprecedented due to the longevity and scale of this health crisis. Caregivers working in emergency departments (EDs) or intensive care units (ICUs) are more accustomed than others to adapting to stress and pressure (1). However, the scientific literature is teeming with articles describing a significant upsurge in mental disorders among these caregivers, leading to an increased risk of burnout or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In France, a recent cross-sectional study among 21 EDs has shown a high prevalence of depression, and traumatic stress with, respectively, 30.4% and 32% (2).
Fuente: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness