Healthcare workers providing care to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)-infected patients with slow course of the disease -possibly worsened by underlying health problems- may experience emotional distress which will put their psychological wellness, mental health and professional performance at risk.

In addition to the clinical crises of individual patients, health professionals are repeatedly exposed to extremely stressful situations caused by multiple factors (public concern, shortage of resources, overload of care facilities, uncertainty, etc.). Moreover, health professionals have the most exposure to the virus by virtue of their direct contact with people affected by COVID-19, thus are at the highest risk of becoming first victims.