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Arq. ciências saúde UNIPAR ; 27(2): 701-719, Maio-Ago. 2023.
Article in Portuguese | WHO COVID, LILACS (Americas) | ID: covidwho-20242959

ABSTRACT

Introdução: Estudos indicam que os profissionais de saúde têm alto risco de desenvolver sintomas relacionados à saúde mental, especialmente depressão, ansiedade e estresse. Objetivo: identificar e sintetizar os estudos sobre os preditores relacionados a saúde mental entre enfermeiros que atuam na linha de frente no combate ao COVID- 19. Método: Trata-se de uma revisão de escopo, sem limitação de linguagem e ano, nas bases BVS, PubMed, SCIELO, CINAHL, SCOPUS, Web of Science, MedNar, CAPES e ProQuest. Foi realizada síntese narrativa. Resultados: A pandemia da COVID-19 trouxe sérios impactos a saúde mental dos profissionais de enfermagem, os achados revelaram cinco temas principais sentimento de insegurança, falta de equipamentos de proteção individual, falta de exames diagnósticos, mudanças no fluxo de atendimento e medo do desconhecido. Existe uma associação significativa entre o bem-estar físico e metal e a produtividade laboral. Conclusão: Destaca-se os desafios enfrentados pelos enfermeiros no combate da COVID-19, mesmo com a repercussões no ambiente de trabalho os enfermeiros ainda padecem de reconhecimento adequado que incluem situações de estresse, ansiedade, depressão e estão diretamente relacionadas à frustração, esgotamento físico e mental, sentimento de impotência e insegurança profissional vivenciados durante a pandemia, principalmente por jovens profissionais sem experiência no cuidado de pacientes críticos.


Introduction: Studies indicate that health professionals are at high risk of developing symptoms related to mental health, especially depression, anxiety and stress. Objective: identify and synthesize studies on mental health-related predictors among nurses who work on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. Method: This is a scope review, without language and year limitations, in the VHL, PubMed, SCIELO, CINAHL, SCOPUS, Web of Science, MedNar, CAPES and ProQuest databases. Narrative synthesis was performed. Results: The COVID-19 pandemic had serious impacts on the mental health of nursing professionals, the findings revealed five main themes: feeling of insecurity, lack of personal protective equipment, lack of diagnostic tests, changes in the flow of care and fear of the unknown. There is a significant association between physical and mental well-being and labor productivity. Conclusion: The challenges faced by nurses in the fight against COVID-19 are highlighted, even with the repercussions in the work environment, nurses still suffer from adequate recognition and include situations of stress, anxiety and even depression, which are directly related to frustration , physical and mental exhaustion, feeling of helplessness and professional insecurity experienced during the pandemic, especially by young professionals with no experience in caring for critically ill patients.


Introducción: Los estudios indican que los profesionales de la salud tienen un alto riesgo de desarrollar síntomas relacionados con la salud mental, especialmente depresión, ansiedad y estrés. Objetivo: identificar y sintetizar estudios sobre predictores relacionados a la salud mental entre enfermeros que trabajan en primera línea en la lucha contra el COVID-19. Método: Se trata de una revisión de alcance, sin limitaciones de idioma y año, en las bases de datos BVS, PubMed, SCIELO, CINAHL, SCOPUS, Web of Science, MedNar, CAPES y ProQuest. Se realizó una síntesis narrativa. Resultados: La pandemia de COVID-19 tuvo graves impactos en la salud mental de los profesionales de enfermería, los hallazgos revelaron cinco temas principales: sensación de inseguridad, falta de equipo de protección personal, falta de pruebas diagnósticas, cambios en el flujo de atención y miedo a lo desconocido. Existe una asociación significativa entre el bienestar físico y mental y la productividad laboral. Conclusiones: Se destacan los retos a los que se enfrentan las enfermeras en la lucha contra la COVID-19, aún con las repercusiones en el ámbito laboral, las enfermeras siguen sufriendo un reconocimiento adecuado e incluyen situaciones de estrés, ansiedad e incluso depresión, que están directamente relacionadas con la frustración , el agotamiento físico y mental, la sensación de impotencia y la inseguridad profesional experimentada durante la pandemia, especialmente por profesionales jóvenes sin experiencia en el cuidado de pacientes críticos.


Subject(s)
Pandemics , Systematic Reviews as Topic , Psychological Well-Being/psychology , Nurses/psychology , Anxiety/psychology , Mental Health , Libraries, Digital , Emotions , Burnout, Psychological/psychology , COVID-19/psychology
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Rech Soins Infirm ; 151(4): 43-59, 2023.
Article in French | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20240016

ABSTRACT

Much the same as other healthcare services, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, psychiatric hospitals implemented significant and rapid changes in the organization of their services. The aim of this research study is to describe and understand the experience of nurses and nursing supervisors in psychiatric units in the light of the occupational transformations caused by the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the impact of these events on their relationships with patients. A consensual qualitative research study based on Hill's model was implemented. Sixteen individual interviews were conducted with eleven nurses and five nursing supervisors. The themes discussed can be grouped into five areas: aspects of the caregiving relationship, positive aspects of caregivers' experiences, negative aspects of caregivers' experiences, reflections on the post-pandemic era, and the role of supervisors. These five areas can be subdivided into 11 categories and 31 subcategories. Values, attitudes, and behaviors centered around a humanistic caring approach are identified as integral to future development. They appear to be elements of both the transformation process and the desired outcome. In light of these findings, it seems that an immediate rethink of the organization of care is needed.


Dans les hôpitaux psychiatriques, des modifications importantes et rapides de l'organisation des services ont été décidées dès le début de la pandémie de COVID-19. Le but de cette recherche est de décrire et comprendre le vécu des infirmières et cadres de santé, en unités intrahospitalières de psychiatrie, confrontés aux bouleversements professionnels occasionnés par la première vague de l'épidémie, ainsi que l'impact de cet événement sur la relation avec les patients. Une recherche qualitative consensuelle selon Hill a été mise en œuvre. Seize entretiens individuels ont été réalisés auprès de onze infirmières et cinq cadres de santé. Les idées exprimées peuvent être regroupées en cinq domaines : les aspects du vécu se rapportant à la relation de soins, les aspects positifs du vécu des soignants, les aspects négatifs du vécu des soignants, les réflexions sur l'après-crise et le rôle du cadre remis en question. Ces cinq domaines peuvent être subdivisés en 11 catégories et 31 sous-catégories. Des valeurs, attitudes et comportements humanistes ­ caring ­ sont identifiés comme faisant partie d'un futur désirable. Ils semblent être à la fois des éléments du processus de transformation et du résultat souhaité. Il parait indispensable de repenser sans délais l'organisation des soins sur cette base.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Nurses , Humans , Pandemics , COVID-19/epidemiology , Patients , Qualitative Research
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Front Public Health ; 11: 1169764, 2023.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20238996

ABSTRACT

Background: Occupational stress is one of the major occupational health hazards globally. This study investigated the current situation of and factors influencing the occupational stress of physicians and nurses in emergency departments (EDs) after contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Methods: An online questionnaire survey was conducted among physicians and nurses in EDs in China between January 5 and 8, 2023. A general descriptive analysis of variables was conducted, the differences in the occupational stress of physicians and nurses in EDs with different characteristics were analyzed using the chi-square test, and factors influencing occupational stress were investigated using generalized ordinal logistic regression. Results: Of the 1924 physicians and nurses in EDs who contracted COVID-19, 64.71% considered their occupational stress high or very high, with overly intense work as the primary stressor. Those with ≥ 10 years of work tenure, working in tertiary hospitals and with higher professional titles were more stressed, while females, nurses, those with a master's degree or higher, and those who continued to work after contracting COVID-19 were less stressed. There were differences in the predictors of occupational stress between physicians and nurses. Conclusion: China's physicians and nurses in EDs had high occupational stress after contracting COVID-19. Attention should be given to the occupational mental health of physicians and nurses in EDs, and training on the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection should be strengthened.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Nurses , Occupational Stress , Physicians , Female , Humans , Cross-Sectional Studies , COVID-19/epidemiology , Occupational Stress/epidemiology , Occupational Stress/psychology , Emergency Service, Hospital
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J Clin Nurs ; 32(13-14): 3730-3745, 2023 Jul.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20237058

ABSTRACT

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to enhance the understanding of the core elements and influencing factors on the community-based epilepsy nurse's role and responsibilities. BACKGROUND: Internationally, epilepsy nurse specialists play a key role in providing person-centred care and management of epilepsy but there is a gap in understanding of their role in the community. DESIGN: A national three-stage, mixed-method study was conducted. METHODS: One-on-one, in-depth semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted online with 12 community-based epilepsy nurses (Stage 1); retrospective analysis of data collected from the National Epilepsy Line, a nurse-led community helpline (Stage 2); and focus group conducted with four epilepsy nurses, to delve further into emerging findings (Stage 3). A thematic analysis was conducted in Stages 1 and 3, and a descriptive statistical analysis of Stage 2 data. Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative studies checklist was followed for reporting. RESULTS: Three key themes emerged: (1) The epilepsy nurse career trajectory highlighted a lack of standardised qualifications, competencies, and career opportunities. (2) The key components of the epilepsy nurse role explored role diversity, responsibilities, and models of practice in the management of living with epilepsy, and experiences navigating complex fragmented systems and practices. (3) Shifting work practices detailed the adapting work practices, impacted by changing service demands, including COVID-19 pandemic experiences, role boundaries, funding, and resource availability. CONCLUSION: Community epilepsy nurses play a pivotal role in providing holistic, person-centred epilepsy management They contribute to identifying and addressing service gaps through innovating and implementing change in service design and delivery. RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Epilepsy nurses' person-centred approach to epilepsy management is influenced by the limited investment in epilepsy-specific integrated care initiatives, and their perceived value is impacted by the lack of national standardisation of their role and scope of practice. NO PATIENT OR PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION: Only epilepsy nurses' perspectives were sought.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Epilepsy , Nurses , Humans , Pandemics , Retrospective Studies , Nurse's Role , Qualitative Research
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Issues Ment Health Nurs ; 44(5): 437-452, 2023 May.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20233563

ABSTRACT

Violence against nurses is a disturbing trend in healthcare that has reached epidemic proportions globally. These violent incidents can result in physical and psychological injury, exacerbating already elevated levels of stress and burnout among nurses, further contributing to absenteeism, turnover, and intent to leave the profession. To ensure the physical and mental well-being of nurses and patients, attention to the development of strategies to reduce violence against nurses must be a priority. Caring knowledge-rooted in the philosophy of care-is a potential strategy for mitigating violence against nurses in healthcare settings. We present what caring knowledge is, analyze its barriers to implementation at the health system and education levels and explore potential solutions to navigate those barriers. We conclude how the application of models of caring knowledge to the nurse-patient relationship has the potential to generate improved patient safety and increased satisfaction for both nurses and patients.


Subject(s)
Burnout, Professional , Nurses , Nursing Staff, Hospital , Workplace Violence , Humans , Nursing Staff, Hospital/psychology , Violence/psychology , Burnout, Professional/prevention & control , Patient Safety , Job Satisfaction , Surveys and Questionnaires , Workplace Violence/prevention & control , Workplace Violence/psychology , Personnel Turnover
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Br J Nurs ; 32(11): 522-525, 2023 Jun 08.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20233550

ABSTRACT

The World Health Organization (2019) has determined that patient safety is a global public health challenge. In UK clinical areas, policies and procedures are in place for the safe prescribing and delivery of blood and blood product transfusions, yet patient safety incidences continue. Undergraduate nurse education and training may provide the underlying knowledge to practitioners, while postgraduate standalone training sessions support skill development. However, over time, without regular experience, competence will diminish. Nursing students may have little exposure to transfusion practice and COVID-19 may have exacerbated this challenge with a reduction in placement availability. The use of simulation to support theory with follow-up and ongoing drop-in training sessions may help to inform practitioners and improve patient safety in the management and delivery of blood and blood product transfusion.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate , Nurses , Humans , Blood Transfusion , Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate/methods , Patient Safety , Clinical Competence
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Rev Bras Enferm ; 76(2): e20220245, 2023.
Article in English, Portuguese | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20233530

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVES: to analyze the work of nurses portrayed in the journalistic media and its impact on the construction of professional nursing identity. METHODS: this is qualitative, retrospective, descriptive and documentary research, with 51 reports from Folha de São Paulo. Time frame from March to December 2020. Thematic Content Analysis carried out from Claude Dubar's theoretical perspective. Organization and coding of data performed with the help of ATLAS.ti®. RESULTS: three categories emerged: Working conditions in the pandemic - a problem that worsened; Impacts of the pandemic on daily work; Feelings generated by the pandemic. CONCLUSIONS: despite adversities, such as the precariousness of health institutions, inadequate working conditions for nurses, lack of basic items of individual protection, negative feelings and hopelessness, these professionals used their knowledge, skills and innovations in the act of caring, which contributed to reconstructing their professional identity.


Subject(s)
Nurses , Pandemics , Humans , Retrospective Studies , Brazil , Emotions , Qualitative Research
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ScientificWorldJournal ; 2023: 5473777, 2023.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20231737

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Background: Current disaster knowledge, skills, and preparedness levels need to be evaluated to guide plans to strengthen disaster readiness. Objective: This study aimed to explore the Jordanian staff nurses' perception regarding their familiarity, attitudes, and practices for disaster preparedness (DP) to reduce the negative impacts of disasters. Methods: This is a cross-sectional, quantitative, descriptive study. The study was conducted on nurses working at governmental and private hospitals in Jordan. A convenience sample of 240 currently working nurses was recruited to participate in the study. Results: The nurses were somewhat familiar with their role in DP (2.9 ± .84). The nurses' overall attitude towards DP was 2.2 ± 0.38, indicating that respondents had medium attitude levels. A low practice level for DP (1.59 ± 0.45) was also observed. Among the studied demographic variables, there was a significant relationship between experience and prior training with improved familiarity and practices. This indicates a need for strengthening nurses' practical skills as well as their theoretical knowledge. However, there is only a significant difference between attitude scale scores and disaster preparedness training (f = 10.120; p=0.002). Conclusions: The study findings support the need for more training (academic and/or institutional) to increase and improve nursing disaster preparedness locally and globally.


Subject(s)
Disaster Planning , Disasters , Nurses , Humans , Jordan , Cross-Sectional Studies , Surveys and Questionnaires
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Nurs Health Sci ; 25(2): 247-256, 2023 Jun.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20242876

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This study aimed to identify the stress level, knowledge, attitude, and infection control performance of nurses at long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) designated for infectious disease management and to investigate factors contributing to infection control performance. A total of 178 nurses who had worked for at least 1 month at seven LTCHs designated for infectious disease management and provided care for patients confirmed with COVID-19 were enrolled in the study. Data were collected from February to March 2022 using written and online self-report questionnaires. COVID-19 infection control performance was higher among married than among single participants (t = -3.71, p < 0.001), among those aged 40-49 versus 30-39 years (F = 4.10, p = 0.003), and those with 1-2, 3-4, or ≥5 sessions versus no prior education (F = 6.41, p < 0.001). COVID-19 infection control performance was negatively correlated with stress (r = 0.26, p < 0.001) and positively correlated with knowledge (r = 0.40, p < 0.001) and attitude toward COVID-19 (r = -0.36, p < 0.001). Stress (ß = -0.17, p = 0.012), knowledge of COVID-19 (ß = 0.28, p < 0.001), attitude toward COVID-19 (ß = 0.20, p = 0.004), and marital status (ß = 0.18, p = 0.009) were identified as predictors of COVID-19 infection control performance.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Nurses , Humans , Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice , Long-Term Care , Infection Control , Surveys and Questionnaires , Hospitals
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J Contin Educ Nurs ; 54(6): 268-274, 2023 Jun.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20235481

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Graduate nurses are known to experience transition shock when they enter the workforce. Graduate nurse programs are designed to alleviate aspects of transition shock. METHOD: Best practice in development and delivery of transition programs is currently limited in the literature, and there are few examples focusing on curriculum design that can be adapted by health services to develop and support new nurses. RESULTS: An inquiry-based learning approach was used as the underlying andragogy to frame a contemporary transition curriculum to support graduate nurses. CONCLUSION: Inquiry-based learning can be used to support graduate nurses to improve critical thinking, confidence, and job satisfaction during the most challenging years of their professional lives. [J Contin Educ Nurs. 2023;54(6):268-274.].


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Curriculum , Nurses , Humans , Workforce , Workplace
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Rev Gaucha Enferm ; 44: e20220006, 2023.
Article in English, Portuguese | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20235051

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE: To reflect on the mental health of nurses who are women and mothers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. METHOD: Theoretical-reflective study based on scientific literature, supported by national and international scientific literature, in addition to a critical analysis by the authors. RESULTS: Reflections on the subject go beyond the impact of motherhood on these women's lives, as it portrays a gender issue and the role of women within society. The stress of working on the frontlines of a pandemic, added to the demands of children and housework, can trigger exhaustion and mental health repercussions. CONCLUSION: Workers must seek individual measures and health managers must enable collective strategies in the work environment of the institutions, proposing public policies that make both employers, workers and their families co-responsible.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Nurses , Child , Humans , Female , Male , Mothers , Mental Health , Pandemics
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J Nurs Manag ; 30(3): 622-632, 2022 Apr.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20232021

ABSTRACT

AIM: The aim of this study is to determine nurses' disaster core competency levels, compare them based on characteristics and examine the relationships with psychological resilience. BACKGROUND: Since nurses constitute a critical part in the health care services, it is important to understand the competencies and effective factors in their disaster preparedness. METHODS: The data were collected from 489 nurses between January and February 2021 with an introductory information form, the Nurses' Perceptions of Disaster Core Competencies Scale and the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale. RESULTS: The nurses' level of disaster core competencies was above the average, and it was positively correlated with their psychological resilience. The nurses' disaster experiences made higher differences on their disaster core competencies when compared to their personal and professional characteristics. CONCLUSIONS: It is important to provide disaster training and drills to all nurses on a regular basis. However, under disaster conditions, resilience should also be considered and included in the preparation plans for nurses to support their professional competencies and qualifications. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: Nurse managers should play a leadership role in planning disaster preparedness training for nurses, and these trainings should be addressed to cover both professional competencies and resilience for nurses to respond effectively to disasters.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Disaster Planning , Disasters , Nurse Administrators , Nurses , COVID-19/epidemiology , Clinical Competence , Cross-Sectional Studies , Humans , Pandemics , Turkey
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Appl Ergon ; 111: 104056, 2023 Sep.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2328212

ABSTRACT

Little research exists on how home care nursing personnel have experienced the Covid-19 pandemic. This qualitative study explores the work environment related challenges nurses and managers in home care faced during the pandemic. We discuss these challenges in relation to the Demand-Control-Support Model and reflect on how the organizational dynamics associated with them can be understood using the competing pressures model. During the pandemic, home care nurses and managers experienced both an increased workload and psychosocial strain. For managers, the increased complexity of work was a major problem. We identify three key takeaways related to sustainable crisis management: 1) to support managers' ability to provide social support to their personnel, 2) to increase crisis communication preparedness, and 3) to apply a holistic perspective on protective gear use. We also conclude that the competing pressures model is useful when exploring the dynamics of the work environment in complex organizational contexts.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Home Care Services , Nurses , Humans , Workload/psychology , Working Conditions , Pandemics , COVID-19/epidemiology
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Nurs Outlook ; 71(1): 101897, 2023.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2328089

ABSTRACT

For a number of decades, nurses have raised concerns about nursing-related issues in nursing homes (NH) such as inadequate registered nurse (RN) staffing, insufficient RN and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) gerontological expertise, and lack of RN leadership competencies. The NASEM Committee on the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes illuminated the long-standing issues and concerns affecting the quality of care in nursing homes and proposed seven goals and associated recommendations intended to achieve the Committee's vision: Nursing home residents receive care in a safe environment that honors their values and preferences, addresses goals of care, promotes equity, and assesses the benefits and risks of care and treatments. This paper outlines concrete and specific actions nurses and nursing organizations can take to ensure the recommendations are implemented.


Subject(s)
Geriatrics , Nurses , Humans , Nursing Homes , Workforce , Quality of Health Care
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Nurs Open ; 10(8): 5659-5669, 2023 08.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2327403

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AIM: Our study aimed at investigating the risk perception of nurses and related factors in the era of COVID-19 period. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Four hundred and forty-two participants completed an online questionnaire relating to their risk perception on public health emergencies. Data were collected between 25 November 2020 and 1 December 2020. Kruskal-Wallis test, Mann-Whitney U test and Ordinal logistic regression analysis were used to examine factors impacting on risk perception. RESULTS: 65.2% of nurses' risk perception of COVID-19 was the moderate level even below the moderate level in the postperiod of COVID-19. Kruskal-Wallis test results indicated significant differences in gender, age, education status, working years, professional title, postlevel, COVID-19 contact experience, marital status and health status (p < 0.05). Ordinal logistic regression showed that gender, education status, professional title, work department, COVID-19 contact experience, character, health status and nursing work environment are associated with risk perception (p < 0.05). No Patient or Public Contribution.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Nurses , Humans , Cross-Sectional Studies , Surveys and Questionnaires , Perception
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Nurs Open ; 10(8): 5701-5710, 2023 08.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2327354

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AIM: To determine the associated factors of professional identity among intensive care unit (ICU) nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic in China. DESIGN: Multicentre cross-sectional study. METHODS: This study invited 348 ICU nurses in five hospitals in China from May to July 2020. Online self-report questionnaires were adopted to collect their demographic and occupational characteristics, perceived professional benefits and professional identity. Based on univariate and multiple linear regression analysis, a path analysis was performed to determine the associated factors' effects on professional identity. RESULTS: The mean score of professional identity was 102.38 ± 16.46. Perceived professional benefits, doctor recognition level and family support level were associated with ICU nurses' professional identity. The path analysis revealed that perceived professional benefits and doctor recognition level had direct effects on professional identity. In addition, doctor recognition level and family support level had indirect effects on professional identity through the mediation of perceived professional benefits.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Nurses , Nursing Staff, Hospital , Humans , Cross-Sectional Studies , Pandemics , Intensive Care Units
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Work ; 75(1): 29-39, 2023.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2324714

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BACKGROUND: Nurses have been affected by stress, developing many related consequences during the health emergency caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic. It is essential for healthcare organizations to protect their human resources because there is a strong correlation between the health status of healthcare workers and the quality of care provided. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to measure the perception of the organizational health level of the workplace among COVID-19 nurses (i.e. nurses who directly dealt with COVID-19 countermeasures) as an influence on work quality and work-related stress. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out by administering the Nursing Questionnaire on Organizational Health (QISO) to nurses in contact with COVID-19 patients. The search period ranged between August and September 2021 with nurses who work and/or worked in Lazio. RESULTS: 123 questionnaires were collected. The scores with a value below the recommended level (2,6) are: "Comfort of the working environment" (mean = 2.57; SD = 0.66); "Valorization of skills" (mean = 2.40; SD = 0.62); "Openness to innovation" (mean = 2.46; SD = 0.77); "Satisfaction with top management" (mean = 2.48; SD = 0.81); and the inverse scale "Fatigue" (mean = 2.94; SD = 0.55). CONCLUSION: Management of healthcare organizations should define action strategies to promote and increase organizational well-being and reduce work-related stress risk factors. Some action strategies that could be used include improving the elements of the work environment to make it more comfortable for workers; strengthening and improving communication; improving the relationship between nurses and senior management; and establishing a team of experts for psychological assistance.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Nurses , Nursing Staff, Hospital , Occupational Stress , Humans , COVID-19/epidemiology , Cross-Sectional Studies , SARS-CoV-2 , Surveys and Questionnaires , Job Satisfaction , Nursing Staff, Hospital/psychology , Organizational Culture
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Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) ; 35(4): 30-41, 2023 Jan.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2324343

ABSTRACT

Accompanied by an unparalleled nursing shortage, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a nationwide health human resource recruitment drive focused on internationally educated nurses (IENs). The Supervised Practice Experience Partnership (SPEP) is a provincial strategy that provides IENs the opportunity to attain their supervised practice experience in Ontario. In order to sustain the nursing workforce, there is a need to go beyond recruitment strategies and implement evidence-informed approaches that retain IENs after meeting their registration requirements. Mixed-methods surveys and focus groups were used to evaluate the experiences of IENs, their preceptors and nurse leaders working with the SPEP. The findings highlight the value of mentorship and support from nurse leaders in developing communication skills, building connections with teams, fostering cultural integration and establishing support networks for IENs. This paper enhances nurse leaders' understanding of the experiences of IENs and establishes a foundation for innovative ideas that facilitates their integration and retention.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Nurses , Nursing Staff , Humans , Pandemics , COVID-19/epidemiology , Ontario
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Dimens Crit Care Nurs ; 42(4): 223-233, 2023.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2323593

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Few studies in academic literature involve the application of a spiritual health intervention for the purpose of mitigating compassion fatigue in nurses. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the perspectives of Canadian spiritual health practitioners (SHPs) in their support for nurses to prevent compassion fatigue. METHOD: Interpretive description was utilized for this research study. Sixty-minute interviews with 7 individual SHPs were conducted. Data were analyzed with NVivo 12 software (QSR International, Burlington, Massachusetts). Thematic analysis identified common themes that allowed data from interviews, a pilot project on psychological debriefing, and a literature search to be compared, contrasted, and compiled. RESULTS: The 3 main themes were found. The first theme highlighted the underlying issue of how spirituality is ranked or viewed within health care and the impact of leadership integrating spirituality in their practice. The second theme related to SHPs' perception of nurses' compassion fatigue and lack of connection to spirituality. The final theme explored the nature of SHP support to mitigate compassion fatigue before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. DISCUSSION: Spiritual health practitioners are positioned in a unique role to be facilitators of connectedness. They are professionally trained to provide a type of in situ nurturing for patients and health care staff through spiritual assessments, pastoral counseling, and psychotherapy. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an underlying desire for in situ nurturing and connectedness in nurses due to an increase in existential questioning, unusual patient circumstances, and social isolation leading to disconnectedness. Organizational spiritual values are recommended to be exemplified by those in leadership to create holistic, sustainable work environments.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Compassion Fatigue , Nurses , Humans , Canada , Pandemics , Pilot Projects
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J Adv Nurs ; 79(6): 2293-2304, 2023 Jun.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2323478

ABSTRACT

AIMS: The aims of the research are to investigate (1) the influence of managerial humour on nurses' coworker-directed helping behaviour, (2) the mediating effect of nurses' feelings of energy between managerial humour and nurses' coworker-directed helping behaviour and (3) the moderating effect of nurses' power distance orientation. DESIGN: This is a quantitative study. A three-wave survey design was conducted to collect data from direct managers to nurse dyads. METHODS: The random sampling method was employed. Data were collected from the supervisor to subordinate dyad at three time points during the first half of 2021. A total of 235 paired data sets of nurses and their direct managers were collected from a large state-owned Chinese hospital. We used hierarchical regression analyses via SPSS 22.0 software to examine the hypotheses. RESULTS: (1) Managerial humour can foster nurses' coworker-directed helping behaviour via accumulating their feelings of energy. (2) Power distance orientation moderates the effect of managerial humour on feelings of energy as well as the indirect effect of managerial humour on nurses' coworker-directed helping behaviour via feelings of energy, in a way that these effects are stronger when nurses have higher (vs. lower) level of power distance orientation. CONCLUSION: Managerial humour can increase nurses' feelings of energy, which in turn, motivates them to help their coworkers. Nurses' power distance orientation is an important boundary condition that constrains managerial humour effectiveness. IMPACT: Hospital managers could use more humour during their interactions with nurses because managerial humour can promote nurses' feelings of energy and coworker-directed helping behaviour. Hospitals can take humour into account during managers' selection and training to improve management effectiveness. Managers in eastern countries should use more humour during their interactions with followers. PATIENT OR PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION: Nurses and their direct managers from a large state-owned Chinese hospital contributed to this study by completing the survey.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Nurses , Nursing Staff, Hospital , Humans , Helping Behavior , Pandemics , Surveys and Questionnaires
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