Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 24(1) April 2021 : 44-49.doi:10.12927/hcq.2021.26466
Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic

In Their Own Words: What do Healthcare Workers Want from Their Organization during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Andrea Flynn and Chandlee C. Dickey


Pandemics are associated with heightened distress among healthcare workers (HCWs). We report qualitative findings from a two-stage survey administered to HCWs at a large acute care hospital in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic to identify their concerns and wellness needs. Responses reflected HCWs' desires to be heard, protected, prepared, supported and cared for by the organization. HCWs' concerns were diverse and dynamic, reflecting the specific circumstances of their work and personal lives as well as the shifting landscape of the pandemic. We discuss implications for organizations seeking to promote and protect HCWs' psychological well-being and resilience during pandemics.



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