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Nursing issues
Corona-phobia and work–life imbalance affected nurses’ psychological well-being
  1. Stinne Glasdam,
  2. Sigrid Stjernswärd
  1. Department of Health Sciences, Lund University Faculty of Medicine, Lund, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to Dr Stinne Glasdam, Department of Health Sciences, Lund University Faculty of Medicine, Lund, Sweden; stinne.glasdam{at}

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Commentary on: Yayla A, Eskici İlgin V, İlgin E V. The relationship of nurses' psychological well-being with their coronaphobia and work-life balance during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study. J Clin Nurs 2021; 30: 3153–62. 10.1111/jocn.15783.

Implications for practice and research

  • Organisational support, work–life balance and social/psychological support may be important factors to consider nurturing nurses’ well-being.

  • Qualitative studies are needed to explore nurses’ working days during a pandemic and how structural and personal factors influence work conditions and nurses’ encounters with patients.


The WHO has classified COVID-19 as a pandemic.1 The pandemic and subsequent (inter)national management strategies were deployed to contain the SARS-CoV-2, affecting individuals and societies on a global level. In Turkey, the first COVID-19 case was discovered on 10 March 2020. Frontline nurses faced and treated patients infected with COVID-19 during …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.