Paramedic emotional labour during COVID-19

Hayes, Catherine, Corrie, Ian ORCID logo ORCID: and Graham, Yitka (2020) Paramedic emotional labour during COVID-19. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 12 (8). pp. 319-323.

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Emotional preparedness is required for emergency paramedic practice. Emotional labour underpins the role of paramedics at the frontline of patient care. During the COVID-19 pandemic where patients are at their most vulnerable, it is imperative that paramedics can offer both reassurance to parents and be empowered in the face of the virus. Dealing with COVID-19 has put stress on paramedics, for whom psychological wellbeing is imperative to their capacity to cope in exceptionally challenging circumstances, where death has so frequently characterised the most severe cases of the virus.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Paramedic Practice
Publisher: MA Healthcare
ISSN: 1759-1376
Departments: Institute of Health > Centre for Excellence in Paramedic Practice
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2020 12:16
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 16:34


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