Depression in healthcare workers: influence of Fear of Death, Spirituality, and Religion


The COVID-19 pandemic has increased deaths worldwide, with Argentina registering an excess of mortality from all causes of 10.6%, which has generated a considerable workload in the health sector, with workers being the most affected (Ministry of Health, 2021; Danet 2021). One of the major consequences to which they were exposed has been the development of symptoms of depression (Kaplan 2015; Arrom 2015). To observe how the variables of Fear of death, Spirituality, and Religiosity influence the possibility of developing symptoms of depression in the population of health workers, a quantitative, cross-sectional, and regression approach was used in a population of 200 health care workers, with Fear of death being the most relevant explanatory variable, followed by Religiosity and Spirituality respectively to understand the model.


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Biografía del autor/a

Marina Colombano, Universidad Maimónides

Investigadora en formación Universidad Maimónides.

Cecilia Yaccarini, Universidad Maimónides-CONICET

Licenciada en Psicología. Profesora Adjunta en Universidad Maimónides. Becaria Doctoral CONICET. Universidad Maimónides.

Hugo Simkin, Universidad de Buenos Aires - CONICET

Doctor en Psicología por la Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Magister en Psicología Cognitiva y Aprendizaje por la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales y la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Licenciado en Psicología por la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Investigador Asistente del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Profesor Adjunto de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, a cargo de la asignatura Psicología Social.