Complicated grief and related factors among nursing staff during the Covid-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study

The challenging working conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic created a perfect storm that can seriously impact nurses’ physical and psychological well-being. Our study aimed to investigate complicated grief and its related factors among nursing staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Due to frequent exposure to patients’ deaths, healthcare providers are at increased risk of suffering from complicated grief during the Covid-19 and post-pandemic. If it remains unresolved, complicated grief can result in significant health problems and the experience of burnout among nurses. Governments, health authorities, and nursing managers should support nurses who work in Covid-19 settings to reduce the adverse impact of the pandemic
on nurses’ health and well-being.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers

The COVID-19 pandemic is a healthcare crisis that has led to unprecedented impact on healthcare services. At the heart of the unparalleled crisis, doctors face several challenges in treating patients with COVID-19. The psychological burden and overall wellness of healthcare workers (HCWs) have received heightened awareness, with research continuing to show high rates of burnout, psychological stress, and suicide. Detrimental effects include high rates of infection and death, excessive financial hardships, stress related to known and particularly unknown information, and fear of uncertainty regarding continued impact. Some researchers focused specifically on COVID-19’s impact on HCW sleep. Anxiety and stress were significantly increased, leading to negative impacts on both self-efficacy and sleep. Stress is an important factor in drug use. Efforts should be made to explore the factors that are associated with psychological distress, which may lead to symptoms of anxiety, depression, or provoke suicidal ideation, and efforts should be made to control the factors that are modifiable. There needs to be more awareness among doctors and further long-term studies focusing on their mental health as adverse mental health conditions will further affect them as the disease advances.

Health Equity Organizational Assessment (HEOA) Affinity Group

This document contains all the resources (and links were applicable) that were discussed in the six affinity group sessions.

Session 1: Kick-Off and HEOA Baseline

Session 2: Organizational Data Collection Processes

Session 3: Piloting Change

Session 4: Challenges and Strategies for Advancing the HEOA Pilot Projects

Session 5: Monitoring and Evaluating Progress

Session 6: Sustain and Spread

Eliminating Stigma Toolbox

Implicit bias and stigma are potential factors in perpetuating healthcare disparities and have a negative impact on the patients who experience them. Organizations committed to advancing health equity will make it a priority to acknowledge and mitigate these forms of discrimination. Each manifests differently and requires a different approach to address.

SIREN Screening Tool Comparison Table

The SIREN team compiles the content of several of the most widely used social health screening tools to facilitate comparisons. The table summarizes characteristics for each tool, including information about the intended population or setting, total number of questions, social health domains covered, and domain-specific measures used.