How Stressed are Health Providers During the Pandemic?




Salgado de Snyder, V. Nelly, PhD

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The global COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected daily life, most especially among healthcare workers and providers (HCWPs). Characterized by a seemingly endless number of new COVID-19 cases and a high death toll, the ongoing pandemic has negatively affected HCWPs in the workplace and at home, especially those serving socially disadvantaged populations. In this brief, the Latino Research Institute outlines recommendations for organizations to protect the mental health and well-being of HCWPs who are exposed to extreme circumstances.



This is the first in a series of policy briefs from the Latino Research Institute’s COVID-19 Research Consortium. The Consortium is an interdisciplinary forum in which researchers share resources, methods, and other vital information regarding the effect of COVID-19 on Latino populations. Data reported in this Policy Brief comes from the following research project: Salgado de Snyder, V.N., Villatoro, A., McDaniel, M., Garcia, D., & Parra-Medina, D. (2021); “Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Workers and Providers Survey, 2020.” Latino Research Institute. The University of Texas at Austin.

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Salgado de Snyder, N., Villatoro, A. P., McDaniel, M., Garcia, D., & Parra-Medina, D. (2021). How stressed are health providers during the COVID-19 pandemic? (Policy brief 2021-01).