Poster Accepted Abstracts

Work related stress among Australian nurses during COVID-19 Pandemic

Nezar Alhabashneh[ Western Sydney University, Australia ]

Mahmoud Al-Masaeed[ University of Newcastle, Australia ]

November 02, 2020 - Webinar

Posters & Accepted Abstracts : Nursing & HealthCare

Aim: The aim of this integrative literature review is to explore the current research literature identifying work related stress in nursing during covid-19 pandemic and to explore the relevant influencing factors.

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic threat to public health. Nurses in workforce have always played an important role in infection prevention, infection control, isolation, containment and public health. However, there are scarcity of data on the work stress among these nurses are limited

Methodology: The article applied integrated literature review. This included the use of key words and sourcing publications, all within the year 2020. Four database Google scholar, Medline, Scopus and CINAHL were used and a total of 10 articles used in the findings section.

Conclusion: Nurses who fight against COVID-19 were generally under stress and enormous pressure.

Implications for Nursing Management: The hospital and nurse Manager should pay attention to the work related stress and the influencing factors of the nurses who are fighting against COVID19 infection, and offer solutions to retain mental health among these nurses.


Mr. Nezar Alhabashneh, RN, MSc, Master of Nursing at School of Nursing & Midwifery, Western Sydney University.