British Prince William warned against describing health care workers as “heroes” amid the pandemic of the emerging “Corona” virus.
He explained his rejection of that title because it might put undue pressure on frontline workers and even prevent them from getting psychological support.
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Prince William, on the BBC’s The One Show program, expressed his concern that health care workers may feel unable to seek psychological assistance after describing them as “heroes” because they feel a great responsibility towards their communities.
William said, according to what the BBC reported: “I think we should be very careful about the language we use.” He added, “It must be welcomed.” [بالعاملين في مجال الرعاية الصحية] Really, they are great stars, brave people and crew, but I am completely aware from a mental health point of view that we do not recognize them. “
The Duke of Cambridge continued that he feared that health care workers would feel that “once they are tagged with this heroic sign they will not be able to get rid of them, and therefore they cannot ask for psychological and mental support. Positive for us. “
Prince William urged health care workers to seek support and care for themselves to ensure that they left the epidemic properly.