Researchers from Laurentian University’s Centre of Research in Occupational Health and Safety (CROSH) and the Public Services Health & Safety Association are conducting a study to explore the mental health of Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) in northern Ontario working during the COVID-19 global pandemic. This study aims to understand the perspective and experiences of nurses, their support needs to cope with the COVID-19 crisis, and its consequences.
You are eligible to participate if you are a practicing registered nurse or registered practical nurse working in any practice area, including acute care, long term care, and community settings, during the COVID-19 pandemic that began March 11th 2020.
Participation in the study involves responding to online survey questions about:
- Work and emotional demands, burnout, stress, job satisfaction, and
- Indicating if conditions are better, worse or the same apart from Covid-19.
The expected outcomes of this study could identify coping strategies to manage stress, address the mental health needs of nurses, and assist healthcare organizations to develop policies for pandemic planning, programs, services, and practices designed specifically for a public health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
The survey will take approximately 15 to 25 minutes to complete and can be found at: https://rc.laurentian.ca/surveys/?s=A344RTEHWT
The project is funded by CROSH. This study received ethics approval from Laurentian University Research Ethics Board. (REB# 6020811).
Thank you in advance for considering to participate in this very important study!
If you have any questions, please contact:
Dr. Judith Horrigan (firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-461-4030 ext. 3718)
Dr. Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, (email@example.com 1-416-946-3249)