Dancing provides brief respite for front-line healthcare workers dealing with pandemic

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    It’s busy, it’s sombre and as patients struggle to survive, the medical team struggles to cope. About 75 to 80 per cent of medical staff dealing with the pandemic are facing burnout. In understanding the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers, studies point to past infectious disease outbreaks, like SARS, and the long-lasting effects.

    What once got them through the day is no longer possible. “We are not hugging each other anymore and we always have to have our masks, but we are trying our very best to support each other verbally” says Ann Li, a patient care coordinator for the Scarborough Health Network.

    So health teams are turning to dancing to provide a brief reprieve. Caryn Lieberman reports.

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