Who Will Show Up Estimating Ability and Willingness of Essential Hospital Personnel to Report to Work in Response to a Disaster
Adams, L. and Berry, D. (2012). Who Will Show Up? Estimating Ability and Willingness of Essential Hospital Personnel to Report to Work in Response to a Disaster. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. 17(2):8.
The authors provide a brief review of the literature related to adequate disaster staffing, and share the methodology and results of their study that assessed the ability and willingness of healthcare personnel to report to work during a disaster. They note that healthcare personnel experience multiple barriers affecting ability and willingness to report to work during a disaster (responsibility for children being the most significant), and offer strategies for addressing these barriers. Differences between clinical and non-clinical staff responses were observed.