Nursing’s response to COVID-19: Lessons learned from SARS Taiwan
Published in International Journal of Nursing Studies
Nurses are always on the front lines of health care crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic. To recognize the vital service of nurses to health care, the World Health Organization designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and in this year, worldwide, nurses are facing enormous challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses are confronting not only the overwhelming number of illnesses that stress nursing care capacity but are facing infectious risk to themselves. The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2003 taught nurses in Taiwan approaches useful in viral outbreaks for protecting public health through nursing leadership, policy making, coordination between government and hospitals, the provision of skilled care and trusted resources, and the establishment of the nurse-led quarantine care call center. The experiences and actions taken by nurses in Taiwan can provide valuable information for other countries in their response to COVID-19.
- Last Updated:2020-10-05
- Data Source:Department of Nursing and Health Care
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