[EXTERNAL] An Original Article from The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 2020, 09-21
The COVID-19 pandemic is having profound impacts on workers across the globe. Based on previous outbreaks, such as SARS, it is recognized that health-care workers will be one of the occupational groups at highest risk of disease transmission. This increased risk along with concomitant increases in workload and fear of infecting family and household members will likely be associated with poorer mental health in this population.
Available in French (L’association entre le caractère adéquat perçu des procédures de contrôle des infections au travail et de l’équipement de protection personnel pour les symptômes de santé mentale. Un sondage transversal des travailleurs de la santé canadiens durant la pandémie COVID-19)
Peter Smith, Institute for Work and Health (IWH); Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University,
John Oudyk, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW); Health Research
Methods, Evidence and Impact, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Guy Potter, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center
Cameron Mustard, Institute for Work and Health (IWH); Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto