The Importance of the Psychiatric Hospital in Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic - Experience Report
Received Date: September 28, 2021; Published Date: October 07, 2021
In the context of the pandemic by COVID-19, the impact on mental health led to an increase in demand for psychiatric care. Thus, the psychiatric hospital had to promote coping strategies in order to reduce the contagion of infection among employees and patients. The Juliano Moreira Hospital, a reference in the psychiatry field in the city of Salvador-Bahia, reorganized the dynamics of its operation by developing the Contingency Plan for prevention of COVID-19, this allowed continuity in the treatment and led to a low rate of contagion during hospitalization. In the midst of difficulties, adaptation is necessary and fundamental for the assistance to be maintained.