PRIMARY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS VERSUS COVID 19: IMPACT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS?
Mariluce Rodrigues Marques Silva, Waleska Maria Almeida Barros, Ana Patrícia da Silva Souza, Ana Beatriz Januário da Silva, Matheus Santos de Sousa Fernandes, Roberta Karlize Pereira Silva, Karollainy Gomes da Silva and Viviane de Oliveira Nogueira Souza*
COVID-19 is a contagious infectious disease caused by the coronavirus (SARS-COV2), it manifests itself mainly affecting the respiratory system and its course can evolve as a simple cold or progress to a severe respiratory syndrome. This condition emerged as a pandemic event, totaling more than 40 million cases worldwide, with substantial records of deaths. Health professionals appear in this scenario as true agents that promote the care of these patients, being involved in direct and / or indirect care, which has left many in a situation of vulnerability in several aspects, especially psychological ones. Several surveys highlight the professionals of the emergency services in the performance and coping of COVID-19. However, it is not only emergency services professionals who are exposed to this threat. Likewise, professionals who work in primary care services and serve a large contingent of patients, being the first gateway to serve the population, which puts these professionals at risk. Therefore, the objective of this work is to highlight the importance of research that shows the performance of these primary care professionals in the care of patients with COVID-19.
Keywords: COVID-19, Primary care, Health professionals.
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