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Closing message

As we have seen in the examples discussed throughout this course, the Coronavirus is not the only virus that has reached global proportions. In this closing video, we preview the …

Next steps

Over the last two weeks we have traced the footsteps of Florence Nightingale. We have identified the importance of data and following trends and evidence. We have heard from experts …

Case study: care in nursing homes

Being a nurse during COVID-19 Throughout this week, we have seen the importance of understanding the individual nurse’s experience and how it should be considered in the context of the …

Planning for the future

In this Year of the Nurse and Midwifery, the COVID-19 has put nurses front and centre, and created many opportunities for action and advocacy. It has also underscored the importance …

Ethics in clinical practice

Dealing with challenging circumstances As we look at the rising number of cases and the escalating death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hard to not feel despair. Surrounded …

Nurse in focus: meet Sherry Chen

We have already heard from nurses at the frontlines in Week 1, and this week we follow the story of Sherry Chen. Sherry Chen, a native of New Jersey, is …

The nurse’s role in crisis situations

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has likely changed the worldview of healthcare, at least for a generation. The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled the world into challenging and unprecedented times. …

Resources

Although we are finding out more information about COVID-19, more questions are being generated every day on how to best contain and manage the effects of the virus. The exponential …

Community engagement

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the vulnerability of many population groups. It has accentuated social inequalities and exposed vulnerabilities in health and social care. Older people, refugees and migrants, and …

The building blocks of health systems

COVID-19 has laid open the cracks and vulnerabilities of healthcare systems across the world. Even some of the richest countries in the world have been held hostage to the virus …

How is the COVID-19 pandemic evolving?

Origins and impact In December 2019, a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, was identified as the cause of an outbreak of viral pneumonia in Wuhan, China. The disease, later named coronavirus disease …

Global perspectives

With over 200 countries registering COVID-19 cases, uncertainty and questions envelope the world. Many questions persist as to how long the pandemic will last. What will the new world order …

How to learn with FutureLearn

Welcome to COVID-19: Effective Nursing in Times of Crisis. We are excited to work with you in discussing how nursing can respond to the challenges posed by low resources and …