Tag Archives: distress

Mental health at the COVID-19 frontline: An assessment of distress, fear, and coping among staff and attendees at screening clinics of rural/regional settings of Victoria, Australia

Abstract Purpose Research examining psychological well-being associated with COVID-19 in rural/regional Australia is limited. This study aimed to assess the extent of psychological distress, fear of COVID-19, and coping strategies among the attendees in COVID-19 screening clinics at 2 rural Victorian settings. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted during July 2020 to February 2021 inclusive. Participants were invited to fill ... Read More »

Mental-health beds shortage ‘causing distress’

More mental-health hospital beds are needed in England to end the “distressing” sending of patients far from home, analysis suggests. Patients with conditions such as schizophrenia can be sent to hospitals miles away from their home if their nearby units do not have space. The Department of Health aims to end inappropriate far-away placements by 2021. But the Royal College ... Read More »

Respiratory distress up, many land in ICU

Respiratory distress up, many land in ICU (Photo credit: AFP) With Delhi witnessing the worst air pollution of the season, hospital emergencies have witnessed a sudden increase in patients suffering from respiratory distress in the past few days. Many of them have even landed in the ICU. “We have eight ICU beds. All of them are occupied and the OPDs ... Read More »