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Nurses have a heightened sense of duty and dedication to patient care during pandemics and epidemics
  1. Elaheh Haghgoshayie1,
  2. Gholamreza Faridaalaee1,2,
  3. Edris Hasanpoor1
  1. 1Department of Healthcare Management, Research Center for Evidence-Based Health Management, Maragheh University of Medical Sciences, Maragheh, Iran
  2. 2Emergency Medicine Research Team, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Edris Hasanpoor, Maragheh University of Medical Sciences, Maragheh 53432, Iran (the Islamic Republic of); edihasanpoor{at}gmail.com

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Commentary on: Fernandez R, Lord H, Halcomb E, et al. Implications for COVID-19: a systematic review of nurses’ experiences of working in acute care hospital settings during a respiratory pandemic. Int J Nurs Stud 2020;8:103637. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103637.

Implications for practice and research

  • Nurses’ sense of obligation, self-devotion to patient care, personal sacrifice and professional collaboration is enhanced during epidemics/pandemics.

  • Due to the effects of different variables on nurses’ willingness to accept hazards, further quantitative studies are required.

Context

Pandemics such as COVID-19 have enormous implications on healthcare systems and workers, particularly in the hospitals.1 2 Nurses, as the largest group of health professionals, are at the frontline of the healthcare system response to pandemics.3 4 Nurses play a key role in the public health response to such crises, delivering direct patient care and are therefore exposed to …

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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