Health worker 'heroes' and their right to a safe workplace

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, health workers have been described as ‘heroes’ for working on the frontlines. But could this perspective be harmful for the occupational health of health workers?

For a discussion about how calling health workers 'heroes' may be harmful:
Cox CL, 'Healthcare Heroes’: problems with media focus on heroism from healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Journal of Medical Ethics, 2020; 46: 510-513.
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