Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of surgeons and coping strategies.
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Unprecedented times call for extraordinary measures. While surgeons across the globe try to comprehend the evolving facade of the COVID-19 pandemic and improvise surgical practice to the best of their ability, the psychological impact of the stress on their own mental health and well-being has been underestimated. This paper aims to review the indirect and overt factors that may affect the mental health of a surgeon in the present circumstances. Furthermore, it will aim to highlight key coping mechanisms at an individual and institutional level, so as to mitigate the negative psychological impact on surgeons.
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Communicable Disease Control
Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional
Personal Protective Equipment
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Head & neck, 2020, 42 (7), pp. 1638 - 1644