Nursing Profession in Times of Covid 19: The Changing Role & Importance


The global health systems are struggling to keep pace with the growing health needs in the light of the pandemic. On the one hand, there are cracks in the physical infrastructure, facilities, and the right equipment (kits, testing). On the other hand, there is a serious shortage of medical professionals, especially doctors and nurses. As per the estimates of the World Health Organization (WHO) report, State of the World's Nursing, there was a global shortage of 5.9 million nurses in 2018. This is a clear indicator of how even in a pre pandemic world, nursing profession was a dire need.  Impact [...]