Health professionals’ mental health during Covid-19 pandemic

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Juliana Dal Ongaro
Taís Carpes Lanes
Flávia Alves Branco Barcellos
Daiane Dal Pai
Juliana Petri Tavares
Tânia Solange Bosi de Souza Magnago


This study aimed to identify the scientific productions about health professionals’ mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a descriptive and exploratory narrative review of literature, realized on January 2021 on the bases of SciVerse Scopus, Medline (via National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health – PubMed), and in the portal of Virtual Health Library in the bases of Latin-American Literature and Caribbean Literature on Health Sciences. A total of 1,379 productions were found, of which 31 composed the study corpus. China (n=12; 38.7%) was identified as the country with the most publications and research on mental health in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the various health issues, depressive and anxiety symptoms were the most present in the productions. Insomnia and fatigue were also identified as the most significant factors in health professionals. Professionals’ resilience working in the front line of Covid-19 was significantly higher when compared to the general population. Nursing proved to be the category with higher chances of developing issues such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Although the negative aspects were notorious, it was evident that enabling support services and interventions are essential in promoting resilience and adds positively to mental health in the face of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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Ongaro, J. D., Lanes, T. C., Barcellos, F. A. B., Dal Pai, D., Tavares, J. P., & Magnago, T. S. B. de S. (2022). Health professionals’ mental health during Covid-19 pandemic. ABCS Health Sciences, 47, e022303.
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