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Ghazanfari M J, Chaghian Arani R, Mollaei A, Mollaei A, Falakdami A, Takasi P, et al . Death Anxiety and Related Factors in Nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A systematic Review. Jorjani Biomed J. 2022; 10 (3) :35-42
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1- Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
2- Student Research Committee, School of Medicine, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
3- Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
4- Department of Biostatistics, School of Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
5- Imam Khomeini Hospital, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
6- Associate Professor of Nursing, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
7- Assistant Professor, Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
8- 1. Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.2. Burn and Regenerative Medicine Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.3. Quchan School of Nursing, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. , sami.karkhah@yahoo.com
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Background and Objectives: High workload, insufficient resources, and many stressors in the workplace have led to the imposition of physical and psychological pressures on nurses, which exposes them to death anxiety (DA). This systematic review aimed to assess the DA and factors associated with its in nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Material and Methods: An extensive search was conducted on Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science, Iranmedex, and Scientific Information Database (SID) databases via keywords such asincluding "Death", "Death Anxiety", "Nurses", and "COVID-19", from December 2019 to November 10, 2021.
Results: 818 nurses were enrolled in four papers. The mean age and work experience of nurses Nurses’ mean age and work experiences were 31.21 (SD=5.43) and 7.60 (SD=6.73) years, respectively. The mean DA of nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic was 7.30 (SD=2.23). Also, 31.05% of nurses had a high level of DADA level during the COVID-19 pandemic. Age, sex, work experience, working hours per week, childbearing, several patients needing end‑of‑life care, direct participation in resuscitation operations, cases of direct participation in resuscitation operations, cases of patient death, depression, mental health status, and life satisfaction were influential factors in DA nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conclusion: Thus, nursing policymakers should pay special attention to these factors related to the use of nurses' health maintenance and promotion programs to increase the quality of nursing care for COVID-19 patients. Also, it is recommended that psychological and communication support be provided to nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Type of Article: Review Article | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2022/05/5 | Accepted: 2022/08/2 | Published: 2022/08/16

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