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Vol. 14. Issue 2.
Pages 83-89 (April - June 2021)
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Vol. 14. Issue 2.
Pages 83-89 (April - June 2021)
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DOI: 10.1016/j.rpsmen.2021.05.004
Mental health interventions for healthcare workers during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Spain
Intervenciones de salud mental para trabajadores sanitarios durante la primera ola de la pandemia de COVID-19 en España
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Amador Priedea,b,
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amador.priede@scsalud.es

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, Inés López-Álvarezb, Diego Carracedo-Sanchidriánc, César González-Blancha,d,e
a Valdecilla Biomedical Research Institute (IDIVAL), Santander, Spain
b Mental Health Centre, Hospital de Laredo, Laredo, Spain
c Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Department, University Hospital La Paz, Madrid, Spain
d Mental Health Centre, University Hospital “Marqués de Valdecilla”, Santander, Spain
e Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Europea del Atlántico, Santander, Spain
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Objective

In order to reduce distress associated with working with COVID-19 patients, several psychological intervention programmes for healthcare workers have been developed in Spain. We aimed to describe the main characteristics and components of these programmes for healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients in Spanish hospitals.

Material and methods

An online survey was designed to evaluate the main characteristics of psychological intervention programmes for healthcare workers during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

Results

Valid responses were received from 36 hospitals. Most of these programmes offered both in-person and online therapy. The most common aim of these interventions was emotional regulation, which was treated by psychoeducational and cognitive-behavioural techniques in individual interventions. Group interventions mainly used psychoeducation and mindfulness. Only half of the teams that offered in-person interventions received training in the proper use of personal protective equipment.

Conclusions

Several hospitals in Spain have developed mental health interventions for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, deploying a wide range of therapeutic modalities and techniques. The rapid implementation of these programmes during the pandemic suggests that safety may not have received sufficient attention. The planning and development of interventions for healthcare workers during pandemics merits greater attention by national and regional authorities and institutions.

Keywords:
COVID-19
Healthcare workers
Psychological treatment
Distress
Mental health
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Objetivo

Para reducir el malestar psicológico asociado a tratar pacientes con COVID-19, se han desarrollado numerosos programas de intervención en España. Este estudio pretende describir las principales características y componentes de los programas para trabajadores sanitarios que atienden COVID-19 en hospitales españoles.

Material y métodos

Se elaboró y distribuyó una encuesta online para evaluar las principales características de los programas de intervención psicológica para trabajadores sanitarios durante la primera ola de la pandemia de COVID-19.

Resultados

Se recibieron respuestas válidas de 36 hospitales. La mayoría de los programas ofrecían intervención presencial y online/telefónica. El principal objetivo de estos programas fue mejorar la regulación emocional. Las intervenciones individuales emplearon principalmente psicoeducación y técnicas cognitivo-conductuales, mientras que las grupales emplearon psicoeducación y mindfulness. Solo la mitad de los equipos que ofrecían intervenciones presenciales habían recibido la formación adecuada para usar equipos de protección individual.

Conclusiones

Numerosos hospitales en España han desarrollado intervenciones de salud mental para trabajadores sanitarios durante la pandemia por COVID-19, empleando una gran variedad de modalidades terapéuticas. La rápida implementación de estos programas durante la pandemia sugiere que la necesidad de seguridad ha podido subestimarse. La planificación y desarrollo de intervenciones psicológicas durante las pandemias merece mayor atención por parte de las autoridades competentes.

Palabras clave:
COVID-19
Trabajadores sanitarios
Tratamiento psicológico
Malestar psicológico
Salud mental

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