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How a pandemic affects the mental health of the nursing workforce

Graham, Yitka, Fox, Ann, Scott, Jeanette, Johnson, Melanie and Hayes, Catherine (2020) How a pandemic affects the mental health of the nursing workforce. Nursing Times, 116 (8). pp. 20-22. ISSN 0954-7762

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Within the current coronavirus pandemic and against a backdrop of a pre-existing shortage of nurses in the UK, it is crucial to consider the issue of mental health and how to support nurses. This article uses the concept of emotional labour as a vehicle for a discussion of how best to understand the unique challenges faced by nursing staff in all care settings. Care is the central pivot around which nursing revolves and, as such, is dependent on an emotive response to support patients during critical stages of Covid-19 infection.

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Depositing User: Yitka Graham


Item ID: 12276
ISSN: 0954-7762
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ORCID for Yitka Graham: ORCID iD
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Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2020 08:23
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 10:49


Author: Yitka Graham ORCID iD
Author: Catherine Hayes ORCID iD
Author: Ann Fox
Author: Jeanette Scott
Author: Melanie Johnson

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Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing > School of Nursing and Health Sciences


Sciences > Nursing

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