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A H, M A. Fear of Covid-19 in Nurses: A Concept Analysis with a Walker-Avant Approach. jms. 2021; 9 (2) :81-90
URL: http://jms.thums.ac.ir/article-1-943-en.html
1- Full Professor, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2- Ph.D. Student, Department of Internal-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Abstract:   (430 Views)
Background & Aim: Currently, Covid-19 crisis as the biggest global health challenge has caused health anxiety and fear of COVID-19 among nurses that affect patient care. The purpose of this study was to investigate the dimensions of the concept of fear of corona fear in nurses, define its features and functions in nursing.
Methods: Walker and Avant's (2011) concept analysis method was used to analyze the concept of fear of Covid-19 fear among nurses. Walker and Avant concept analysis method was used to analyze the concept of fear of Covid-19. The following keywords: fear, Corona, COVID-19, and nurses were searched without time limitation in the English-language online databases, including PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, CINHAL, and Ovid. Finally, a number of 23 articles were included in the study.
Results: Being unfamiliar with Covid-19, lack of enough knowledge about  it, fear of getting infected, death or transmit the disease to others, lack of support from upper management or the organization, high costs treatment, various aspects of personal protective equipment, increasing workload and exacerbating the  nursing staff shortage are the characteristics of fear of Covid-19 fear.
Conclusion: Understanding the dimensions of the concept of fear of corona fear in nurses helps to manage and control this fear. These data can also be used as conceptual foundations in the future research
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/05/31 | Accepted: 2021/10/2 | Published: 2021/10/2

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