Exercise of the right of healthcare workers to rest in the context of fighting Covid-19: experience of PRC, USA, EU countries

Хобби, Юлия and Куракин, Александр and Нашинець-Наумова, Анфіса Юріївна and Ермакова, Анна and Губка, Виктор (2020) Exercise of the right of healthcare workers to rest in the context of fighting Covid-19: experience of PRC, USA, EU countries Revista San Gregorio. Special edition-2020 (42). pp. 88-99. ISSN 1390-7247

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is a complex global crisis in which countries must be prepared for a virus outbreak in advance. The consequences of the pandemic have a detrimental effect on international relations, the world economy, and are accompanied by forced restrictions on the constitutional rights of citizens. The main goal was to realize the right of healthcare workers to rest in the conditions of fighting COVID-19, minimizing risks, and current organizational costs while maximizing the efficiency of employees’ working time. The initial position is that excessive exploitation of healthcare workers without appropriate time for a rest increases the risks not only of the healthcare worker being infected by the patient, but also the likelihood of medical mistakes because of fatigue. It has been objectively proven that the right to have a rest, in the context of COVID-19, exists not only as a declarative provision of the labour law in the form of the employee’s inalienable right, but also as a mandatory element to of a battle against spreading the virus, as well as part of management strategy in the field of the provision of medical services. At the same time it is responsibly realized that the countries affected by the pandemic deal with an acute shortage of human resources in the medical field. That is why many employees have to work overtime, without days off, with an unstable schedule, as well as without scheduled leave. A comprehensive analysis of options for the legal regulation of work and rest was conducted inmedical institutions, which are forced to reform in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, there are additional effective organizational measures to help to make the work significantly easier for the current workers; and additional government benefits that will ensure an adequate level of compliance with the constitutional right of healthcare workers to rest, identified in the given research. The results of the study can be useful for governmental organizations in the field of healthcare, heads and HRmanagers of medical institutions in the process of building long-term strategic plans to fight against COVID-19.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; working hours; organization of work; right to rest; social benefits; foreign experience
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Web of Science
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи > Кафедра публічного та приватного права
Depositing User: Богдан Ігорович Грицеляк
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2021 06:26
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2021 06:26
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/36778

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