CoviD-19: It happens to nurses too-A case study

Grace McDonald*, Louise L. Clark

*Corresponding author for this work

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The COVID-19 pandemic will have long-term ramifications for many patients, including those who work in the NHS and have been victims of the disease. This short case study describes the journey of an emergency department (ED) charge nurse who contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalised in the intensive care unit (ICU). Post-discharge, he experienced a multitude of physical and mental health complications, which ultimately impacted on each other. Therefore, a bio-psycho-pharmaco-social approach to care is recommended from admission through ICU, discharge and beyond. From this and other narratives, it appears that COVID-19 patients are not adequately followed up after ICU discharge, something that must be considered going forward.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-597
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2020


  • Bio-psycho-pharmaco-social approach
  • Community care
  • COVID-19 workforce
  • Intensive care unit
  • Post-discharge


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