Mental Health Crisis of Japanese Health Care Workers Under COVID-19

Psychol Trauma. 2020 Jun 25. doi: 10.1037/tra0000819. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the mental health of health care workers has become a major public health concern. Particularly in Japan, women health care workers are experiencing a mental health crisis because of gender imbalance. In addition to honoring health care workers as heroes, we must promote efforts to compensate health care workers, strengthen infection prevention, and promote mental health. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved).