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Nurses’ experiences of health concerns, teamwork, leadership and knowledge transfer during an Ebola outbreak in West Africa i tidskriften Nursing Open
Aim To describe nurses’ experiences of health concerns, teamwork, leadership and management and knowledge transfer during an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Design The study has a qualitative descriptive design. Methods 44 nurses who had worked in an Ebola Treatment Centre in Kenema in 2014 and 2015 were invited by e-mail to respond to a questionnaire. The qualitative, open-ended answers were analysed using a thematic analysis. Data has been coded systematically, with the identification of semantic patterns presented in four themes. Results The themes are: Personal health management – a way to feel safe and secure for delegates and affiliates; pre-deployment training – crucial for a joint value base and future collaboration; the importance of a professional democratic approach and being a good role model; and the value of timely in-depth knowledge transfer of experienced former delegates. Conclusion Most nurses experience the Ebola mission in a positive way. However, when it comes to health concerns, teamwork, leadership and knowledge transfer, they raise some key issues that can be used by humanitarian organisations such as the IFRC to further prepare them as delegates. In future policy-making it will be important to focus on what has emerged in this study. With the risk of further Ebola outbreaks, the care of Ebola patients in a solidary and sustainable manner is a continuing concern. To be able to achieve this, there is a need for further research from a global nursing perspective to counteract notions and stereotypes regarding health care workers who care for vulnerable people suffering from Ebola.
KEYWORDS Ebola outbreak, global nursing, health concerns, knowledge transfer, leadership, nurses, teamwork
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