African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery ISSN: 2756-3332 Vol. 10 (6), pp. 001-009, June, 2022. © International Scholars Journals
Evaluation of the effects of COVID-19 pandemic
Opeoluwa Oluwatoyin OLABODE, Beatrice Magboro OHAERI, Iyanuoluwa Oreofe OJO and Oluwatoyin BABARIMISA
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Clinical sciences, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Accepted 24 May, 2022
Introduction: The worldwide and rapid spread of the coronavirus disease due to COVID-19 poses the highest public health and economic predicament the world has faced in over a century and it affects all races, genders, and religious groups, irrespective of their economic status. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. This COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented interruption to our daily lives, changing the way we educate, the way we work and the way in which we care for the dying and eventually say goodbye to our loved ones. Objectives: This study aims to explore the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on the society, identify the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on loved ones, and propose solutions to alleviate the negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic in the society. Conclusion: Attainment of public health emergency readiness and response is substantially based on the superiority and volume of information that have been accessed during the outbreak of the pandemic; Hence, it is important for nurses and other health care practitioners to understand crisis-specific core competencies in respect to providing counselling interventions and lay emphasis on structured psycho-education to empower loss and restoration-focused coping and use of support from obtainable social networks. It is also recommended that to effectively address the health, social, economic, and political influence of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, an integrated, active, and regimented public health emergency reaction is a prerequisite among leaders, governmental and non-governmental organizations to work on or develop.
Keywords: Evaluation, effects, COVID-19, pandemic, economic status, public health, infectious disease, coping, counseling, social networks.