What is it about?

In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, prevention and treatment methods had not yet been established, and nurses had to provide care to patients while facing the risk of infecting themselves and their families, and even death. We conducted a multiple case study of 15 hospitals that accepted COVID-19 patients in the early stages of the epidemic to identify the series of measures implemented by nursing directors to support nurses, and the factors that enabled implementation of these comprehensive measures.

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Why is it important?

In the future, infectious diseases will continue to recur. Situations may arise in which workers face risky situations, such as radiation, chemical contamination, terrorism, and natural disasters. The basic approaches and measures required of managers are identified by this study; it provides suggestions for management that supports the willingness of healthcare workers, and those in various industries to work when faced with risks.


I believe that the findings extracted from the experiences of nursing directors during crises will help those facing crises in the future and contribute to the well-being of nurses and patients.

Dr. Yukie Takemura
The University of Tokyo Hospital

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This page is a summary of: Key strategies for managing nursing care under the COVID‐19 pandemic: A multiple‐case study of nursing directors, Journal of Nursing Management, October 2022, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/jonm.13844.
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