Stressful COVID-19 outbreaks in hospitals ‎

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Psychology, Payam Noor University, Baharestan, Esfahan


Background and Objective: Citizens of all societies are currently exposed to the anxiety of ignorance about the events ahead during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Objective: To evaluate the COVID-19 effect on mental health, stress, and anxiety in people directly and indirectly associated with COVID-19 outbreaks in hospitals.
Methods: This study was a narrative review of studies focusing on the effect of COVID-19  on people working in hospitals, referring to hospitals and their families.
Results: Based on 25 articles reviewed in this study, various aspects of the COVID-19 stress in health workers, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in health workers, Fear of COVID-19 and family relationships, and COVID-19 stress in Maternity hospitals were reviewed in our study.
Conclusion: in the COVID-19 epidemic condition, people's mental health is very important, mainly in people who are in direct contact with medical centers as well as hospitals for their medical condition. Despite all the resources used to combat the outbreak of COVID-19, additional global strategies are needed to address mental health issues. In this study, stressors in the COVID-19 epidemic in hospitals and groups susceptible to these factors, including health workers, children, and pregnant women were examined.