I wish to carry consideration to survey outcomes that requested 8,000 faculty nurses 121 questions on their psychological well being throughout COVID. The survey, a collaborative effort between the federal Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and the Nationwide Affiliation of College Nurses, was titled “Psychological Well being of College Nurses in america in the course of the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Forty-eight% felt bullied, threatened or harassed; 30% famous post-traumatic stress dysfunction; 24% felt depressed; 22% felt anxiousness; 39% skilled stigma or discrimination; 24% obtained job-related threats, and nearly half (48%) reported at the very least one antagonistic psychological well being situation within the two weeks previous to finishing the survey in March 2022. The info factors are sobering and unhappy and present an urgency for supporting faculty nurses.
As a society, now we have an obligation to assist the parents who’re caring for our youngsters. We’d like one thing urgently and instantly, and this one is simple to do. I’d wish to thank each father or mother, workers member or administrator who has thanked us and acknowledged our efforts. Those that haven’t considered doing so ought to please think about giving their youngster’s nurse a smile and a “thanks.”
To those that went out of their approach to be unkind or threatening, please don’t do this anymore. Possibly attempt to observe what’s proudly displayed in a fourth-grade hallway: “In a world whenever you will be something, simply be sort.”
College nurses are relying in your kindness and style whereas they themselves heal and have a tendency to your youngsters, all 56 million of them.
Judy Doran, R.N.
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