International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and role of nurse
Viresh Sunil Mahajani and Veerabhadrappa G Mendagudli
The outbreak of COVID-19 was sudden and unexpected for the world. The first known case of COVID-19 was identified in late December- 2019. Within the short period of 3-4 months disease was spread to the most countries of the world and WHO declared COVID-19 as a pandemic disease on 11th of March 2020. High infectivity and fatality rate of COVID- 19 has caused universal psychological impact, which has resulted in the mass hysteria, economic burden and financial losses. “Coronaphobia”, fear of COVID -19 has resulted into plethora of psychiatric manifestations like depression, anxiety and stress across the different strata of the society.
So this review has been undertaken to define the impact of COVID- 19 pandemic on mental health along with role of nurse in reducing the impact on the society.