15 May Future Design Podcast “COVID19 Special” w/ Dr. Erin Smith – Healthcare Worker’s Anxieties During Lockdown
How will we care for our healthcare workers after the COVID19 pandemic?
First responders and health care workers are fatigued, stressed, and scared being already 2 months into the coronavirus crisis. Many have not been home for many weeks afraid to pass on the virus onto their loved ones, not enough breaks and mentally distressed from seeing patients lose their lives on a daily basis.
Dr. Erin Smith, who is an associate professor of Edith Cowan University, a specialist in Disaster Emergency Response, says;
“The 2nd wave of the pandemic is a mental health crisis from the carers and doctors”