Psychological Stress of Nurses During the Covid-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has captured the world’s attention, especially regarding the risk of stress. The majority of nurses experience mild and moderate levels of stress. This is because nurses are particularly at risk of being infected with COVID-19. Many of nurses feel hot and breathless because of the PPE. This research illustrates the phenomenon of psychological stress amongst nurses working during the pandemic. This research uses a quantitative descriptive research approach. The research sample was 157 nurses working in all health care facilities from various regions in Indonesia, selected using convenience sampling. The results showed a high risk of stress, with the nurses experiencing mild and moderate stress. The study concludes by suggesting the government and health care providers pay greater attention to the early detection and reduction of stress, providing sports facilities, increasing the number of nurses, regular meetings to reflect on the problems faced and psychological consulting facilities of nurses.
Keywords: COVID-19 Pandemic, Nurse, Nurse Stress
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