Moral Distress and Well-being of Health-care Workers During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Longitudinal Study

Title: Moral Distress and Well-being of Health-care Workers During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Longitudinal Study

Description: This study will examine the moral distress and well-being of health care workers (HCWs) during the COVID-19 pandemic using online surveys. Participants will complete questions pertaining to their role in health care, workplace pandemic responses, encounters with moral-ethical dilemmas at work, psychological distress, and experiences with providing care. Assessments will be conducted at baseline, and every three months for 18 months total. We expect that this initiative will elucidate the moral and psychological effects of pandemic and pandemic responses, as well as moral distress experiences in HCW. Our results can be used to protect HCWs’ well-being during and following health emergencies, to guide policies to optimize HCW well-being, and to best prepare for similar emergencies should they occur in the future.

Specifics:
Study Population: 500 adults who were/are employed in Canada as health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health care workers are those who provide health care treatment and advice based on formal training/experience, or who support those providers.

Location: online-London (ON)

Project lead: Dr. Donald J. Richardson

Study Dates: June 26, 2020 to September 26, 2020

Study Website: https://participaid.co/studies/bYE4Ob