Stress and Fear: Clinical Implications for Providers and Patients (in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond).
In light of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, we explore the role of stress, fear, and the impact of positive and negative emotions on health and disease. We then introduce strategies to help mitigate stress within the health care team, and provide a rationale for their efficacy. Additionally, we identify strategies to optimize patient care and explain their heightened importance in today's environment.
Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 Nov;95(11):2487-2498. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2020.08.028. PMID: 33153636; PMCID: PMC7606075.