Special Issue "Mental Health Disorders and Nursing Implications in the COVID-19 Era"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022 | Viewed by 1218
Interests: psychiatric nursing; holistic nursing; orthopedic nursing; gender role research
The present Special Issue will explore mental health disorders and nursing implications in the COVID-19 era across all areas of nursing to provide a multidimensional overview of the present issue.
Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought about rapid and unprecedented changes to daily activities, the spread of the virus, its death toll and the drastic measures taken to contain the disease have continued to be significant. Despite the considerable efforts to enact measures to identify infected people, mental health needs have been relatively neglected. In past mass tragedies, particularly those caused by infectious diseases, the general population experienced fear and anxiety, negatively impacting their psychological well-being. In fact, studies have reported many psychiatric symptoms in the earliest stage of the pandemic, such as persistent depression, anxiety, panic attacks and even self-harm, and there were higher levels of depression in people who had been quarantined or whose families and friends had been quarantined due to possibility of infection.
The global COVID-19 pandemic also has challenged healthcare leaders everywhere to rapidly address challenges in quality, safety, patient family and the workforce. Nursing leaders have organized emergency care management; adapted infection prevention guidelines; developed supply chain methods; and directly cared for patients, families and nursing personnel through their constant presence on the site.
The present Special Issue will underline mental health disorders occurring among nurses and the general population and nursing implications of these conditions in the context of COVID-19. Additionally, research on conditions related to the COVID-19 era, such as nurse leaders' challenges, empowering leader behavior, nursing workload, nursing work environmental organization and technology innovations, will be considered for this multidisciplinary issue on the COVID-19 era and related nursing implications.
Dr. Elsa Vitale
Prof. Dr. Eman Salman Taie
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- mental health disorders: anxiety, depression, insomnia
- nursing implications
- nurse leaders' challenges
- empowering leader behavior in COVID-19
- nursing education
- general population and nursing interventions
- nursing workload
- nursing work environment organization
- technology innovations