Nazia Nazir, Muhhamad Numan Akram, Hafiz Amjad Hussain, Maryam Khokhar, Muhammad Salman Zafar, Mazhar Iqbal.
Stress, Resilience and Moral Distress among Health Care Providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic at Government General Hospital G.M. Abad Faisalabad.
Pak J Med Res Jul ;61(3):97-101.

Background: Distress amongst health care providers is nowadays a topic of interest globally, however in Pakistan, the link between stress and medical profession during covid-19 pandemic is still understudied. Objective: To assess the level of stress, resilience and moral distress among health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic. Study type, settings & duration: A cross sectional study was carried out at Allied hospital, DHQ Hospital and Government General Hospital, Faisalabad affiliated with Faisalabad Medical University from March to June 2020. Methodology: A total of 106 health care professionals participated who worked during COVID-19 pandemic. Results: About 25 (23.6%) of frontline workers had mild, 78 (73.6%) moderate and 3 (2.8%) severe level of anxiety. However, 45.3% of participants reported higher resilience. Similarly, regarding moral distress, 45 (42.5%) experienced mild, 19 (17.9%) distressed and 6 (5.6%) had worst moral distress. Conclusion: During COVID-19 pandemic, the health care providers reported higher extent of stress and moral distress. Moreover, resilience showed an inverse relationship with stress and moral distress highlighting importance of resilience building to lower the intensity of stress and moral distress faced by health care providers.

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