What is it about?

The study is about nurses working in a community setting and despite the lack of actual sick patients they care for, being on the pandemic frontline made them fearful, and distressed to the point of wanting to quit their jobs and the nursing profession.

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Why is it important?

The study is important because as health stewards on the frontline nurses are essential to the control, mitigation, and hopeful end of the pandemic. Their welfare must be sought after, so their fears, worries, and concerns can be addressed and reduce turnover intentions.


Nurses who are caring for mild and asymptomatic COVID cases also experience fear and distraught to the point of thinking about quitting their posts and even their profession as nurses. Nurses whether caring for critical patients or those assigned in community setting needs an equal attention in being provided with psychological and emotional support.

Janet Alexis De los Santos
Visayas State University

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This page is a summary of: The impact of fear of COVID-19 on job stress, and turnover intentions of frontline nurses in the community: A cross-sectional study in the Philippines., Traumatology An International Journal, March 2021, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/trm0000294.
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