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‘The Social impact and coping mechanism of Covid- 19 on Staff Nurses’-A retrospective study
Usha Mallick & Dr Ratna Chhaya Singh
DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.7844477
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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected people in more than one way. It is accompanied by various morbidity and mortality trajectories with long lasting effects impacting public health, with social consequences across the globe. This upsurge in COVID-19 cases has heavily burdened and in many cases overwhelmed and impaired the healthcare systems. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Healthcare professional face lot of difficulties in maintaining the quality of healthcare in these days. Investigator herself worked a lot during that period and could able to see the impact of the staff nurses of covid -19. Objectives: • To asses social impact in terms for social isolation of staff nurses in COVID19 situation • To assess coping mechanism of the staff nurse in COVID19 situation • To find out the relationship of Social impact with demographic variables of the staff nurses. • To find out the relationship of coping mechanism with demographic variables of the staff nurses. Research Methodology: Research Design-Descriptive survey research design. Population of the study- Staff nurses of Govt and Private Hospitals. Total sample size-300. Sampling technique- Non probability convenience sampling technique. Research TOOL- A. Standardized tool UCLA Loneliness standardized scale was used to assess the Social isolation of the staff nurses B. Brief cope scale was used for measuring coping of the staff nurses. Results: Majority of the staff nurses 51.6% (155) are from the age group of more than 30 years. Majority of the staff nurses 50.6% (152) are from the Govt Hospital. Study revealed that 158(52.66%) staff had experienced moderate level of loneliness. 162 (54%) staff had moderate coping. Conclusion: Social isolation was an issue that was mentioned by all nurses. The staff faced one of the biggest challenges was no longer being able to see their families, friends, and acquaintances. This concern was mentioned by nurses of both genders, of all ages, in all locations (city/country), and regardless of how many people (alone to more than eight people) lived in a common household.

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