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Title: Psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on nursing and midwifery staff at Epworth HealthCare.
Epworth Authors: Khaw, Damien
Hutchinson, Ana
Other Authors: Holton, S.
Wynter, K.
Rasmussen, B.
Stephenson, Paula
Keywords: COVID-19
Delivery of Care
Infection Control
Personal Protective Equipment
Temperature Screening
Contact Tracing
Pre-admission Testing
Restricted Visting
Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale 21
COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Questionnaire
Organisational Response
Epworth/Deakin Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research - Epworth HealthCare Partnership
Issue Date: Oct-2020
Conference Name: Epworth HealthCare Research Month 2020
Conference Location: Epworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: This study sought to assess the psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nurses and midwives at EHC. This project forms one part of a broader research program undertaken across several Victorian healthcare sites. Findings will be used to inform health service responses to current and future outbreaks of infectious diseases.COVID-19 has considerably impacted the work and home lives of EHC nurses and midwives. Despite the scale of the new challenges, respondents also noted some positive consequences related to the pandemic response. While most respondents appeared to be coping, over 40% of the EHC nurses and midwives reported elevated levels of psychological distress and may benefit from further psychosocial support. Ratings of existing supports suggested the need to review and expand measures to improve the emotional wellbeing of EHC nurses and midwives.
Type: Conference Poster
Affiliated Organisations: Western Health/Deakin Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research - Western Health Partnership
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Survey
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