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Emotional resilience and bariatric surgical teams: a priority in the pandemic

Graham, Yitka, Mahawar, Kamal, Riera, Manel, Islam, Omar, Bhasker, Aparna Ghovil, Wilson, Michael, Tahrani, Abd, Moize, Violeta, Leal, Angela and Hayes, Catherine (2020) Emotional resilience and bariatric surgical teams: a priority in the pandemic. Obesity Surgery. ISSN 0960-8923

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The infection control measures implemented as a result of COVID-19 led to a postponement of bariatric surgical procedures across many countries worldwide. Many bariatric surgical teams were in essence left without a profession, with many redeployed to other areas of clinical care and were not able to provide the levels of patient support given before COVID-19. As the pandemic continues, some restrictions have been lifted, with staff adjusting to new ways of working, incorporating challenging working conditions and dealing with continuing levels of stress. This article explores the concept of emotional labour, defined as ‘inducing or suppressing feelings in order to perform one’s work’, and its application to multidisciplinary teams working within bariatric surgery, to offer insight into the mental health issues that may be affecting healthcare professionals working in this discipline.

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Depositing User: Yitka Graham


Item ID: 12757
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ISSN: 0960-8923
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ORCID for Yitka Graham: ORCID iD
ORCID for Catherine Hayes: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2020 16:38
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2021 02:38


Author: Yitka Graham ORCID iD
Author: Catherine Hayes ORCID iD
Author: Kamal Mahawar
Author: Manel Riera
Author: Omar Islam
Author: Aparna Ghovil Bhasker
Author: Michael Wilson
Author: Abd Tahrani
Author: Violeta Moize
Author: Angela Leal

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Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > School of Nursing and Health Sciences


Sciences > Nursing

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