Nurses’ work situation and health before and during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Background We have a global shortage of nurses and problems retaining experienced nurses. A decent workplace is one of thegoals for the UN 2030 Agenda.

Purpose To understand which factors that affects nurses’ work situation and health before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Methods A baseline survey was made in the Swedish region of Skane in 2017 and a follow-up survey was performed in 2020during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic from the same cohort. The data was analyzed with logisticregression analysis. The SwAge model was used as a theoretical model throughout the studies.

Findings The result showed that lack of joy in the daily work, an increased workload and lack of support from co-workersincreased the association to work-related mental-health diagnoses. There was a potential causality between nurses notbeing able to cope with physical work demands, accumulating work tasks as well as a lack of recuperation betweenwork shifts, and nurses’ work-related mental health diagnoses three years later.

Conclusions Future research regarding the long-term impact from Covid-19 on all areas of nurses’ professional and personal lives isneeded.


KonferensNordic Health Promotion Research Conference 2023

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