TMR Integrative Nursing Focal Point of Nursing Management of PTSD Related to COVID-19 Infection, Quarantine, and Curfew Highlights

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Background: Since the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has been declared an emergency in public health and has drawn enormous attention worldwide, the number of infected cases and deaths increases. The psychological well-being of the citizens and the health team workers might be affected and lead to more anxiety and stress, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Aim: This paper aims to provide a holistic approach regarding nursing management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and the consequences of lockdown, quarantine, or curfew. Methods: An extensive literature searchesCumulative Index of Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database, Google scholar PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, Psych articles, and Psych Info,were conducted to achieve the objective of the study. Results:This paper highlights that the experiences of PTSD among patients in different age groups and health conditions, as well as health team workers as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, can be affected by several factors including health and social stigmatization, media influences, and public health awareness. The result of this paper suggested that it is important for all nursing practices, concerning the treatment of patients with COVID-19 and its psychological symptoms, especially PTSD, to master their skills and knowledge to gather crucial information on the history of patient distress and to assess their existing levels of stress and anxiety-related the pandemic. Conclusion: The COVID-19 pandemic involves several possible causes of distress for particular people, such as experiencing a loved one's death or being terminally ill; this may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which needs skilled and certified nurses to collaborate closely alongside other health. team members to identify, manage and support the health of such persons effectively.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Integrative Nursing
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

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