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Xjenza Online Vol. 10 Iss. 1
Analysis on how COVID-19 is affecting health care workers

Authors: Sheriseane Diacono, Rebecca Caruana, David Zammit

Corresponding: Sheriseane Diacono (sheriseane.diacono@gov.mt)

Keywords: COVID-19, Healthcare workers, Malta

Doi: 10.7423/XJENZA.2022.1.04

Abstract:
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted most of the world’s population, in this paper we are interested particularly in how it has impacted directly the healthcare workers and front-liners working in Malta. The questionnaire conducted focused on issues that impacted them directly and indirectly such as stress levels, work load, and their psychological well-being. Whilst it is evidence that during the pandemic, health care workers were faced with psychological challenges, health care professionals working in Malta still shy away from looking for help for various reasons such as lack of resources, lack of education and fear of stigma. Through this research, it seems that the way forward during these challenging times is to increase the support from government entities, to increase education and awareness regarding mental health and support.