"I feel like I should be doing more": mental suffering and medical training in quarantine





mental health, quarentine, students, medical education, COVID-19


INTRODUCTION: The COVID-19 pandemic is the first experience of social distancing indicated on a large scale. It is important to note its repercussions on medical students training and future practices. OBJECTIVE: Thus, we investigated the effects of quarantine on students mental health status and its relationship with study routines and practices based on the medical socialization framework. METHOD: Qualitative research was carried out with students from the X Faculty of Medicine - Rio Janeiro-RJ, using a semi-structured electronic questionnaire, results were analyzed by content analysis. RESULTS: Most students reported feeling negatively affected by the quarantine. Changes in teaching conditions and social interactions, concern with risks and consequences for significant others, previous history of mental suffering, social conditions of greater vulnerability, especially among female students, were associated with the negative effects. CONCLUSION: The pandemic highlights the intertwining of different aspects that shape the education and well-being of students, making it urgent to strengthen care strategies as well as reflection on the effects of training in the expression of suffering and seeking care.


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Müller, M. R., e Albuquerque, G. de A., Monnerat, G. R. ., & Teixeira, L. M. de M. (2022). "I feel like I should be doing more": mental suffering and medical training in quarantine. International Journal of Education and Health, 6, e4210. https://doi.org/10.17267/2594-7907ijeh.2022.e4210



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