Voices of Nurses During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Call to Action

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Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the well-being of nurses and has exacerbated long-standing issues of stress and burnout. Expecting or hoping that nurses will recover quickly or bounce back from the stress and deep trauma of the pandemic is not realistic. Each nurse has a story, and while these stories may have similar themes, they are all different. It is important to reflect on our stories, identify the myriad of emotions we are experiencing, and find ways to work through our feelings. Ignoring, denying, or suppressing feelings does not serve us well in the long run. Stifling negative emotions does not make them go away. A Call to Action is needed to address the impact of the pandemic, clinician burnout, and systemic racism on health-care organizations and educational institutions. Strategies are identified that will support personal and organizational well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-93
Number of pages6
JournalCreative Nursing
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2021

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Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • nurse burnout
  • organizational well-being
  • stress

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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