Study identifies factors linked to well-being in nurses during pandemic

A summer 2020 survey of 2,459 nurses and other non-physician clinicians at a large health system identified several work-environment factors that significantly affected health care workers' well-being and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers found heightened risk to the well-being of health workers who perceived an increased workload, insufficient personal protective equipment, or a lack of understanding of their emotional support needs at work. Employees with opposing perceptions had higher levels of resilience. The study, published in the August issue of the American Journal of Nursing, details additional factors health care leaders can influence to support employee well-being and resilience during this pandemic and beyond.