Literature Review
Volume 4 Issue 6 - 2022
A Mini Literature Review for Nurses Working in an Acute Care Facility: Reducing the Negative Psychological Impacts of COVID-19 and Promoting Positive Mental Health

Abigail Mitchell* and Hamdeep Hehar

Department Son, University Dyouville, USA
*Corresponding Author: Abigail Mitchell, Department Son, University Dyouville, USA.
Received: March 30, 2022; Published: May 24, 2022


The sudden onset of the coronavirus pandemic impacted nursing staff in various ways causing organizations to reevaluate policies, procedures, and interventions to effectively care for patient populations. In doing so, additional stressors and obstacles have been added to daily tasks causing an increase in negative psychological symptoms experienced by nursing staff. Without adequate support and coping mechanisms for nurses, there is an increased risk for errors and reduced quality patient care. This is a mini review of the literature and Betty Neuman’s System Model was utilized as a guide.


Keywords: Coronavirus; COVID-19; Mental Health; Psychological Health


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Citation: Abigail Mitchell and Hamdeep Hehar. “A Mini Literature Review for Nurses Working in an Acute Care Facility: Reducing the Negative Psychological Impacts of COVID-19 and Promoting Positive Mental Health”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 4.6 (2022): 59-65.

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