TITLE

Post-SARS: more protection needed for health care workers

AUTHOR(S)
Silversides, Ann
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/13/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 4, p434
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the need for more protection for health care workers after the trauma of the severe acute respiratory disease (SARS) in Canada. It is said that key priorities must include ensuring that health care workers feel valued and protected. According to Donald Low, the chief microbiologist at Mount Sinai Hospital who played an important role during the SARS outbreak, one of the most important decisions in public health will be who will head up the new agency.
ACCESSION #
24112608

 

Related Articles

  • Appropriate use of personal protective equipment among healthcare workers in public sector hospitals and primary healthcare polyclinics during the SARS outbreak in Singapore. Chia, S. E.; Koh, D.; Fones, C.; Qian, F.; Ng, V.; Tan, B. H.; Wong, K. S.; Chew, W. M.; Tang, H. K.; Ng, W.; Muttakin, Z.; Emmanuel, S.; Fong, N. P.; Koh, G.; Lim, M. K. // Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Jul2005, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p473 

    Background: Singapore was affected by an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) from 25 February to 31 May 2003, with 238 probable cases and 33 deaths. Aims: To study usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) among three groups of healthcare workers (HCWs: doctors, nurses, and...

  • Respiratory Viruses: A View of Future Pandemics. John, Joseph F. // Infectious Disease Alert;Jan2008, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p37 

    The perception of health care risks motivates behaviors in healthcare workers as well as patients. Several years after the SARS outbreak in China and Hong Kong, Japanese industrial scientists found that healthcare workers had a high perception of risk for SARS manifest primarily by a desire to...

  • The lessons of SARS in Hong Kong. Sik To Lai, Thomas; Wai Cho Yu // Clinical Medicine;Feb2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p50 

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a novel coronavirus infection which broke out in Hong Kong in March 2003. Princess Margaret Hospital was designated to manage this new, mysterious and serious disease. Healthcare workers had to work under extremely stressful and often risky conditions...

  • Seroprevalence of Antibody to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-- Associated Coronavirus among Health Care Workers in SARS and Non-SARS Medical Wards. Ip, Margaret; Chan, Paul K. S.; Lee, Nelson; Wu, Alan; Ng, Tony K. C.; Chan, Louis; Ng, Albert; Kwan, H. M.; Tsang, Lily; Chu, Ida; Cheung, Jo L. K.; Sung, Joseph J. V.; Tam, John S. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;6/15/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 12, p116 

    The seroprevalence of antibody to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in cohorts of health care workers (HCWs) with subclinical infection in SARS and non-SARS medical wards was 2.3% (3 of 131 HCWs) and 0% (0 of 192 HCWs), respectively. Rates for clinical...

  • Long-term psychological and occupational effects of providing hospital healthcare during SARS outbreak. Maunder, Robert G.; Lancee, William J.; Balderson, Kenneth E.; Bennett, Jocelyn P.; Borgundvaag, Bjug; Evans, Susan; Fernandes, Christopher M. B.; Goldbloom, David S.; Gupta, Mona; Hunter, Jonathan J.; Hall, Linda McGillis; Nagle, Lynn M.; Pain, Clare; Peczeniuk, Sonia S.; Raymond, Glenna; Read, Nancy; Rourke, Sean B.; Steinberg, Rosalie J.; Stewart, Thomas E.; VanDeVelde-Coke, Susan // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Dec2006, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p1924 

    Healthcare workers (HCWs) found the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) to be stressful, but the long-term impact is not known. From 13 to 26 months after the SARS outbreak, 769 HCWs at 9 Toronto hospitals that treated SARS patients and 4 Hamilton hospitals that did not...

  • Anti-SARS-CoV Immunoglobulin G in Healthcare Workers, Guangzhou, China. Wei-Qing Chen; Ci-Yong Lu; Tze-Wai Wong; Wen-Hua Ling; Zhong-Ning Lin; Yuan-Tao Hao; Qing Liu; Ji-Qian Fang; Yun He; Fu-Tian Luo; Jin Jing; Li Ling; Xiang Ma; Yi-Min Liu; Gui-Hua Chen; Jian Huang; Yuan-Sen Jiang; Wen-Qi Jiang; He-Qun Zou; Guang-Mei Yan // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jan2005, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p89 

    To determine the prevalence of inapparent infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) among healthcare workers, we performed a serosurvey to test for immunoglobulin (Ig) G antibodies to the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) among 1,147 healthcare workers in 3 hospitals that admitted SARS...

  • Notice Concerning Issues Relevant to Medical Treatment Fees for Atypical Pneumonia Sufferers. Tong, James W. // Chinese Law & Government;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p101 

    The article discusses a notice issued by the municipal government of Beijing, China, on April 27, 2003, on medical treatment fees for people with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The notice includes rules to determine who should pay their medical expenses, depending on whether they had...

  • Unmasking a Crisis. Beech, Hannah; Hua, Bu; Yong, Huang; Jakes, Susan // Time International (South Pacific Edition);4/21/2003, Issue 15, p60 

    The article reports on China's handling of SARS epidemic in the country. As SARS rages, the government seems more intent on saving its face than saving lives of the citizens. In the infectious-diseases ward of the You'an Hospital in Beijing, dozens of patients with SARS have been crammed into...

  • The immediate effects of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic on childbirth in Taiwan. Cheng-Hua Lee; Huang, Nicole; Hong-Jen Chang; Yea-Jen Hsu; Mei-Chu Wang; Yiing-Jenq Chou // BMC Public Health;2005, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p30 

    Background: When an emerging infectious disease like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) strikes suddenly, many wonder the public's overwhelming fears of SARS may deterred patients from seeking routine care from hospitals and/or interrupt patient's continuity of care. In this study, we...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics