Disaster nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic: A collection of new evidence

Usher, Kim, West, Caryn, and Warsini, Sri (2024) Disaster nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic: A collection of new evidence. Journal of Clinical Nursing. (In Press)

[img] PDF (Publisher Accepted Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website: https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.16353


[Extract] Given the area of disaster nursing remains deplete of robust evidence required to drive effective and efficient nursing interventions, this special section aimed to present an overview of current disaster nursing evidence to promote excellence in nursing practice, research and education. As the call for papers coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic, we also recognised the need for a disaster nursing evidence base to help guide the pivotal role of nurses in health care delivery during this pandemic. Since the emergence of, and ongoing nature of the pandemic, the important role played by nurses has been highlighted. Given that nurses comprise the largest part of the healthcare workforce (Said & Chiang, 2020), undertake most of the infectious disease containment and provide most of the front-line care during pandemics (Usher et al., 2009), the need for evidence to support nurses and to understand their issues and concerns during pandemics is crucial. In addition, the challenges faced by nurses as they carried out these important roles have been immense. For example, not only are they burdened by the increased volume and intensity of their work, but they are also challenged by a constant need to adapt ways of working (Maben & Bridges, 2020). We also know that nurses are at risk of burnout (Zhang et al., 2020), compassion fatigue (Alharbi et al., 2020), emotional/psychosocial exhaustion (Maben & Bridges, 2020) and issues related to the use and supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) (Fernandez et al., 2020). Nurses have also expressed concern about treating infectious patients, the risk of infecting family members (Fernandez et al., 2020) and stigma associated with their work (Chiang et al., 2007).

Item ID: 74685
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1365-2702
Copyright Information: © 2022 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2022 06:04
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420505 Nursing workforce @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2003 Provision of health and support services > 200307 Nursing @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 1
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page