The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health of Healthcare workers in Saudi Arabia: A Review(Pages 92-101)
Nouran Ajabnoor1, Zertaj Fatima2* and Ahmad Alsulimani3
1Assistant Professor, Management Department, Applied College, Jazan University, Jazan 45142, Saudi Arabia.
2Management Department, Applied College, Jazan University, Jazan 45142, Saudi Arabia.
3Assistant Professor, Medical Laboratory Technology Department, College of Medical Science, Jazan University, Jazan 45142, Saudi Arabia.
This study aimed to conduct a literature search to review the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of healthcare workers in Saudi Arabia using statistical meta-analysis. This study also focused on the role of human resources in eliminating the pressure experienced by healthcare workers. . The work overload due to the pandemic has led to high stress levels and other mental health issues among healthcare workers. The literature search was conducted in January 2021, and records were reviewed from the Scopus database using the keywords COVID-19, mental health, and healthcare workers. A pool of 488 papers was considered, of which 481 focused on the pandemic’s impacts, and seven included the keywords Saudi Arabia and the COVID-19 pandemic. Relevant studies were included in the literature search. The pandemic impacted the mental health and well-being of healthcare workers significantly. The findings were divided into three sections: literature search, theoretical perspective, and statistical analysis through meta-analysis using Meta-Essentials software. This study suggests that mental health is pivotal for healthcare workers’ well-being during the pandemic as it affects the well-being of society at large. This study also showed that appreciation and increased remuneration have improved the efficiency of healthcare workers in Saudi Arabia.
Human resources, COVID-19, healthcare workers, mental health, Saudi Arabia
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Nouran Ajabnoor, Zertaj Fatima and Ahmad Alsulimani. The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health of Healthcare workers in Saudi Arabia: A Review. [ref]: vol.20.2022. available at: https://refpress.org/ref-vol20-a10/
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