Valdez, C. and Nichols, T. (2013). Motivating Healthcare Workers to Work During a Crisis: A Literature Review. Journal of Management Policy and Practice. 14(4):43-51.
The authors reviewed published literature on healthcare workers’ willingness to work during a disaster or public health emergency to identify related motivation factors. One key finding from their review was that healthcare workers are more likely to come to work if they understand their anticipated response role, and feel prepared to carry it out. The authors recommend frequent training of health care workers in disaster response, as well as the integration of such information into health professional educational curricula.