Simms-Hannah E, Williams L and Tilghman J*
Department of Nursing, Coppin State University, USAFulltext PDF
Nurses are the primary care providers at the bedside, spending much of their time with the patient they are expected to nurture to an optimal level of health and protect from harm. Unfortunately, the direct patient care and time spent with the patients place our Nation's heroes in the direct path of COVID-19, which makes our frontline nurses a vulnerable population. In addition, health workers working tirelessly to save lives and protect the community may also experience social distancing, changes in the behavior of family members, and stigmatization for being suspected of carrying COVID‐19 even with proof of vaccination or negative tests. Therefore, it is crucial to best support nurses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to implement programs and strategies to help protect nurses from minimizing moral distress and burnout directly affected by COVID-19.
Personal protective equipment; Healthcare providers; Social distancing
Simms-Hannah E, Williams L, Tilghman J. Nurses: A Vulnerable Group Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ann Nurs Primary Care. 2022; 3(2): 1021..