Psychosocial emergency care in times of COVID-19: the Essen University Hospital concept for corona-infected patients, their relatives, and medical staff.

Rentrop V, Schneider JS, Bäuerle A, Junne F, Dörrie N, Skoda E, Schedlowski M, Mallmann B, Benecke A, Kohler H, Gerigk M, Teigelack P, Emler T, Scherbaum N, Gradl-Dietsch G, Scheer K, Teufel M

Int Arch Occup Environ Health - (-) - [2020-09-22; online 2020-09-22]

Due to the SARS CoV-2-virus (COVID-19), anxiety, distress, and insecurity occur more frequently. In particular, infected individuals, their relatives, and medical staff face an increased risk of high psychological distress as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Thus, structured psychosocial emergency concepts are needed. The University hospital of Essen has taken up this challenge by creating the PEC concept to reduce psychosocial long-term consequences for infected patients, relatives, and medical staff at the university hospital. The concept includes professional medical as well as psychological support to convey constructive coping strategies and the provision of adequate tools such as the low-threshold online training program (CoPE It), which is accessible via the webpage .

Category: Health

Category: Social Science & Humanities

Type: Journal article

PubMed 32964313

DOI 10.1007/s00420-020-01580-z

Crossref 10.1007/s00420-020-01580-z

pii: 10.1007/s00420-020-01580-z
pmc: PMC7508238

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