New Research Published: Composite Narratives of Hospital Doctors’ Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic

“We All Really Need to Just Take a Breath”: Hospital Doctors’ Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The latest publication from the Hospital Doctor Retention & Motivation (HDRM) project finds that COVID-19 has seen many Irish hospital doctors stressed, anxious and afraid, whilst struggling with their physical and mental wellbeing.

The research, funded by the Health Research Board and conducted by Dr Niamh Humphries, Dr Jennifer Creese and Dr John-Paul Byrne, drew on interviews with 48 hospital doctors in Ireland to explore their experiences and impacts on their wellbeing.

It highlights the need for doctors to have safe and healthy working conditions, social integration in their work and profession, and recognition of their life and home pressures, in order to support their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing as part of the response to the pandemic.

The research article has been published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and you can download a copy of the research below. 

Research Article: Composite Narratives of Hospital Doctors’ Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 February 2021.