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Acta Medica Colombiana

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VALDES, Pascual Rubén et al. Attacks on healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America. Acta Med Colomb [online]. 2020, vol.45, n.3, pp.55-69.  Epub June 08, 2021. ISSN 0120-2448.

Today, healthcare professionals are a country's most valuable resource for combating COVID-19. Hospital contagion rates are high and linked to the practice of health care. Employers' protective measures are essential in caring for the caregivers. The panic resulting from a fear of contracting or transmitting the disease, with first responders being at the front line of the battle against the pandemic, has been amplified by various factors. Issues such as psychological pressure, workload, media coverage, legal aspects, lack of protection, lack of rest, new roles, discrimination and assaults are some of the situations faced by these professionals.(Acta Med Colomb 2020; 45. DOI:

Keywords : COVID-19; discrimination; assaults; healthcare workers.

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