• To improve your understanding of the challenges faced by nurses working during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
• To update your knowledge on the ethical and practical challenges nurse leaders have been presented with during the COVID-19 pandemic
• To familiarise yourself with strategies for supporting nurses’ well-being during a pandemic
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was a pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic has developed there have been many parallels made with other pandemics and epidemics, such as the 1918 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic and the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic.
This article discusses the challenges experienced by healthcare staff working during COVID-19, and the lessons that can be learned, such as the enhanced support required for staff.
Nursing Management. 28, 4, 36-40. doi: 10.7748/nm.2021.e1970Peer review
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Duncan D, Smart A (2021) Supporting the well-being of nurses working during COVID-19. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2021.e1970
Published online: 04 May 2021
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