Canada Funds Projects to Address PTSD in Healthcare Workers

Two McMaster University researchers working on projects that address pandemic-associated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among healthcare workers have received more than $4.5 million in Canadian federal funding. The projects include a website with evidence-based resources and a smartphone app that encourages early intervention and peer support. Together, the projects are expected to reach more than … Read more

Hypervigilance and Helplessness in Facing Death of a Patient

It’s an early Friday morning during the pandemic. I arrive at my clinic to find my 8 o’clock slot booked with a same-day patient. As a clinical psychologist embedded within a primary care team, I meet with patients at varying frequency. I had just met with this patient on Monday — twice in one week … Read more

Severe COVID-19 Increases Risk for Peripheral Nerve Damage

The study covered in this summary was published on medRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways Patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk for peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) that can lead to long-term neurologic impairment. Mechanical stress may contribute to the development of PNIs. The most commonly observed site … Read more