Journal article

Immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work and personal lives of Australian hospital clinical staff

Sara Holton, Karen Wynter, Melody Trueman, Suellen Bruce, Susan Sweeney, Shane Crowe, Adrian Dabscheck, Paul Eleftheriou, Sarah Booth, Danielle Hitch, Catherine M Said, Kimberley J Haines, Bodil Rasmussen

AUSTRALIAN HEALTH REVIEW | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2021

Abstract

ObjectiveThis study investigated the short-term psychosocial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospital clinical staff, specifically their self-reported concerns and perceived impact on their work and personal lives.MethodsNurses, midwives, doctors and allied health staff at a large metropolitan tertiary health service in Melbourne, Australia, completed an anonymous online cross-sectional survey between 15 May and 10 June 2020. The survey assessed respondents' COVID-19 contact status, concerns related to COVID-19 and other effects of COVID-19. Space was provided for free-text comments.ResultsRespondents were mostly concerned about contracting COVID-19, infecting family members and caring f..

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