Recovery from COVID-19: how do we manage and respond to problematic substance use in perinatal staff?

Sally Pezaro, Karen Maher

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    Abstract

    Problematic substance use (PSU) in midwifery populations has been under-researched (Pezaroet al 2020). Yet substance use as a means of coping with work strain has continued to increase
    across a range of health professionals working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom (UK) (Gillen et al 2022). As we move towards post-pandemic functioning, the demands on perinatal services are not abating, with continued pressure on resourcing and staffing. Therefore, it is important to ascertain how to effectively manage and respond to PSU in perinatal staff populations for the safety and protection of both the public and the professionals themselves.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages414-415
    Number of pages2
    Volume32
    No.4
    Specialist publicationMIDIRS Midwifery Digest
    PublisherMidwives Information and Resource Service
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

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