Nurses under the stress of covid-19Author(s): Alia Al Harthi Ministry of Health, Oman
Novel Corona virus (COVID-19) has spread worldwide causing continuing pandemic. Hence many studies
were conducted to assess the level of stress perceived by nurses working with COVID-19.
Aim: COVID-19 infection is a new disease that infects a large number of people, killing a ratio of whom
every day in the world. Healthcare staff, especially nurses, experience a great deal of psychological distress
during care of COVID-19 patients. This presentation aims to Detect the factors that prevalence of stress,
within front line healthcare workers caring for COVID 19 patients, with more emphasis on the psychological
Methods: Literature review is used to approximate the prevalence of stress within front line healthcare
workers caring for COVID 19 patients. The keywords stress, anxiety, depression, psychological, mental
illness, mental disorder, nurse, COVID 19, and Coronaviruses were used for searching the ScienceDirect,
PubMed, and Google Scholar databases. The search process was conducted from December 2019 to March
2021 In order to identify relevant studies from the literature.
Conclusion: The results of the presentation clearly demonstrate that the prevalence of stress, within front
line healthcare workers caring for COVID 19 patients is very high. Clarify the factors that disturb nurses’
stress during care of these patients can help and take measures to control, reduce and prevent stress
disorders within front line healthcare workers.