You are hereby asked to
participate in a survey with the purpose to describe and compare stress related to
troubled conscience, i.e. stress of
conscience, and fear of Covid-19 among perianaesthesia nurses working in a Covid-ICU
during the Corona pandemic. Stress of conscience can be explained as when health care personnel find
themselves caught between their ideal image of health care and the reality
resulting in a troubled conscience from not being able to do more.The survey includes two validated questionnaires: The
Stress of Conscience Questionnaire (SCQ) and Fear of COVID-19
questionnaire. The Stress of Conscience Questionnaire estimates
stress related to troubled conscience and addresses how often you experienced a certain stressful
care situation that occurred in the Covid-ICU, and how often you experience stress
in your usual workplace. SCQ also assesses the amount of troubled conscience the
specific situation evokes when it occurs. The fear of COVID-19 questionnaire measures emotional
fear reactions regarding the pandemic.This study is an international survey across ICPAN’s organizational
members: ACPAN (Australia), BRV (Belgium/Netherlands), NAPANc (Canada), FSAIO
(Denmark), FANA (Finland), Hellenic Perianesthesia Nursing Organization
(Greece), IARNA (Ireland), ANIVA (Sweden), BARNA
(United Kingdom) and ASPAN (USA).
We hope that you can participate in this study as
it is important to highlight this issue.
Your participation is voluntary and anonymous.
The reporting of the results will be on a group level so that no individual
respondent will be identified. The questionnaires take about 15 minutes to
If you have any questions, please contact me.
President of ICPAN, Professor of Nursing and RNA