Factors Associated with the Willingness of Health Care Personnel to Work During an Influenza Public Health Emergency An Integrative Review

The author evaluated 32 peer-reviewed, quantitative articles published from January 2001-June 2010 to determine willingness to work during an influenza public health emergency. He found that “factors associated with a willingness to work during an influenza public health emergency include: being male, being a doctor or nurse, working in a clinical or emergency department, working full-time, prior influenza education and training, prior experience working during an influenza emergency, the perception of value in response, the belief in duty, the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE), and confidence in one's employer.” Preferential treatment of healthcare workers and their families for the receipt of vaccines and antivirals were noted as the interventions that most positively influenced willingness to work.
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