Mental distress and influencing factors in nurses caring for patients with COVID-19.

  title={Mental distress and influencing factors in nurses caring for patients with COVID-19.},
  author={Min Leng and Lili Wei and Xiaohui Shi and Guorong Cao and Yuling Wei and Hong Xu and Xiaoying Zhang and Wenwen Zhang and Shuyun Xing and Holly Wei},
  journal={Nursing in critical care},
BACKGROUND Nurses are experiencing tremendous stress during the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, especially intensive care nurses. The pandemic of the disease is a tragedy, which may leave a catastrophic psychological imprint on nurses. Understanding nurses' mental distress can help when implementing interventions to mitigate psychological injuries to nurses. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To quantify the severity of nurses' post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and stress and… 

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