Psychological impact of caring during the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV nurses

PIERCY, Hilary, KELLY, Shona, WILLS, M. and CROSTON, M. (2022). Psychological impact of caring during the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV nurses. British Journal of Nursing, 31 (1), S10-S15.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a set of unprecedented challenges for healthcare services and staff. The authors conducted a national online survey of nurses employed to work in HIV services in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to establish how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on the professional quality of life of HIV nurses. Professional quality of life was assessed using the ProQOL scale; 132 nurses completed the survey, 99 of whom completed the ProQOL scale. Just over 1 in 3 were redeployed in the first pandemic wave, dropping to 1 in 6 in subsequent waves. In multivariate analysis, redeployment in both waves increased burnout scores by nearly 10 points and decreased compassion satisfaction scores by nearly 5 points, with no effect on secondary traumatic stress scores. A supportive workplace environment will have a key role in supporting the path to recovery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Burnout; COVID-19; HIV nurses; ProQOL; Quality of life; Burnout, Professional; COVID-19; HIV Infections; Humans; Job Satisfaction; Pandemics; Quality of Life; SARS-CoV-2; Surveys and Questionnaires; Humans; HIV Infections; Job Satisfaction; Burnout, Professional; Quality of Life; Pandemics; Surveys and Questionnaires; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; 1110 Nursing
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Page Range: S10-S15
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2022 17:40
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 01:18

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