• Vol. 50 No. 3, 264–266
  • 15 March 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on mental health and occupational burnout in a surgical unit in Singapore


In this study, we assessed the impact of COVID-19 on the psychological well-being and burnout among staff who manage critically ill general surgery and trauma patients as part of the Acute Care Surgery (ACS) service at the Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. The ACS team may be exposed to COVID-19 during consultations, high-risk surgical procedures and endoscopy that may aerosolise the virus. Our assessment revealed a positive mindset among the respondents, and that protective factors are paramount to maintain positive well-being.


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