May 4, 2020
The Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic has demanded an immediate and unprecedented response from both healthcare systems and providers. The rapid global spread of COVID-19 has, at times, overwhelmed existing health care systems. Medical providers have responded by working extended hours and caring for severely ill patients. At times, this has required providers to work in roles for which they are not formally trained, while facing sustained and serious risk of infection. Mental health providers have been asked to identify means of providing psychological support to both patients and front-line responders. These efforts are challenged because of physical distancing mandates and associated recommendations to provide care through telehealth means. All of this is occurring within the context of unprecedented social distancing measures, which further isolates healthcare providers from their typical social support networks.
The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we have seen in modern history, and we expect unprecedented impacts on the healthcare providers responding to it. To learn how to support the healthcare providers who are showing up for patients all over the country, we need to understand exactly how providers have been affected.
We have designed this study, which consists of monthly online surveys over the course of a year, to learn more about how providers’ physical, mental, and occupational health has been impacted. We hope you will consider participating.
Please contact Dr. Lisa Brenner at 303-724-4588 with any questions.
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