Since the inception of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), there has been immense stress and concerns among the health care workers (HCWs). This has led to exposure of HCWs as well as their families to unprecedented levels of risk. In India, there is paucity of data on the concerns regarding COVID-19 outbreak among HCWs. Therefore, a descriptive study was undertaken among the HCWs in a secondary hospital, Odisha, India. The study included 152 subjects. A self- administered questionnaire was used to assess the concerns. The results revealed that the HCWs were confident enough of working in the hospital and didn’t want to opt for a new job (95%). Majority of the subjects (94%) were confident of telling others about the nature of their job, while 64% of them accepted that there is an element of risk in their job. These concerns of the HCWs may affect their overall work effectiveness and the productivity especially during the pandemic and should be taken into consideration and addressed at the earliest for desired outcome of the institution.
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Samarpita Pramanik. Concerns regarding COVID-19 outbreak among healthcare workers. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 12(3):325-9. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2022.00067
Samarpita Pramanik. Concerns regarding COVID-19 outbreak among healthcare workers. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2022; 12(3):325-9. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2022.00067 Available on: https://ajner.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-12-3-13
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