Call for Survey Participants: Experiences of Renal Healthcare Practitioners During COVID-19 Pandemic

An international research team is conducting a study entitled “Exploration of the Experiences of Renal Healthcare Practitioners Globally during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The team is exploring the impact of COVID-19 on renal healthcare practitioners globally using an online survey and exploratory interviews/focus groups. Many patients with renal disease have reduced physical function, diminished health-related quality of life, increased disease comorbidities and high mortality and the impact of COVID-19 will bring additional burdens. It is already well established that caring for such complex patients is very demanding and stressful for renal healthcare practitioners. Knowledge about the impact of COVID-19 on renal healthcare practitioners is extremely limited. Consequently, there is an urgent need for up-to-date evidence across renal healthcare professions on the impact of COVID-19 on burnout and stress levels.

The information provided will help researchers learn about the types and levels of stress experienced by healthcare practitioners in renal disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study is also the first phase of a larger study, which will explore the experiences of the renal community including patients, carers, and healthcare staff during the COVID-19 pandemic to identify and understand needs in order to inform the development of supportive interventions.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and closes on October 26, 2020

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