Rates of anxiety and depression are rising among health professionals treating COVID-19 patients, according to early results from a U of A study that received federal funding to examine how the pandemic is affecting the physical and mental health of Canada’s health-care workforce. (Photo: Getty Images)

U of A researcher studying how well COVID-19 safety measures are protecting Canada’s health workers

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Study assessing physical and mental health effects of treating COVID-19 patients one of two U of A projects receiving more than $1.2 million in new federal funding.

There is heightened anxiety among physicians and jumps in depression among nurses, health-care aides and personal support workers, according to early data from a University of Alberta study into the effectiveness of safety measures to protect the physical and mental health of Canada’s health-care workforce treating those with COVID-19.

https://www.folio.ca/u-of-a-researcher-studying-how-well-covid-19-safety-measures-are-protecting-canadas-health-workers/

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