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DW News published this video item, entitled “What’s the ‘COVID-19 effect’ on nurses? | DW News” – below is their description.
Everywhere, nurses are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 – often putting their lives at risk to save others. But the fight has taken a toll. A nurse advocacy group is now sounding the alarm about a so-called ‘COVID-19 effect’ that could impact nursing for years to come.
In the first months of the coronavirus pandemic we were witnesses to the cruel contagion of COVID-19, in many cases blunted by the nurses who were often the only ones in the room to hold the hand of a dying patient. Nurses have been — without a doubt — lifesavers in the pandemic. But their heroic efforts as frontline workers have taken a toll. Many nurses contracted the coronavirus themselves, and many died from COVID-19.
Last year in Spain, roughly half of all COVID-19 deaths were medical staff. But even those who avoided the virus could face future mental health problems. The International Council of Nurses calls it the Covid Effect and warns that the stress of the profession could result in nursing shortages all around the globe.DW News YouTube Channel
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