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1Mental Health of Nurses in the Year of CoronavirusDanika A. NorelusBarbara H. Hagan School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Molloy CollegeNUR 2890: Humanistic Psychosocial Concepts for NursingAnthony D’AnnunzioDecember 08, 2021
2IntroductionThe year 2020, also know as the year of the Coronavirus pandemic, has affected the mentalhealth of our nurses. It has altered the way they think, the way they work, the way they learn, theway they cope, and even the way they advocate for their patients. Nurses have been COVID firstresponders nationally in our hospitals for a year straight, where they’ve witnessed firsthand thedeath of many patients and fellow colleagues.Statement-It is extremely important to acknowledge the mental health of Nurses because during theongoing pandemic because many were expected to “keep going” and to be “heroes”, but evenheroes need a sidekick sometimes.Significant things to look further into- The pandemic brought on a wave of anxiety and depression.