Physicians and the psychological trauma of COVID-19
“As COVID-19 devastates America and the world, I hope that fundamental change to our health care system results from its horrific exposé. Without COVID-19, the pressures placed on physicians are already immense. In the age of COVID-19, these pressures are proving to be insurmountable. Being a physician is difficult, but it does not have to be deadly. Physicians deserve proper stigma- and repercussion-free mental health care as much as they deserve proper personal protective equipment. By definition, a hero is the offspring of a god and a mortal; if we physicians are to be known as heroes, we deserve to have our human mental health care needs met.”
Sarah Bridge is an emergency medicine resident.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Physicians and the psychological trauma of COVID-19.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/05/physicians-and-the-psychological-trauma-of-covid-19.html)