Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

One quarter of staff 'would not work' during flu pandemic

  • 2 Comments

More than one in four US hospital workers would not respond to an influenza pandemic emergency if asked but not required to do so, survey results suggest.

The findings suggest strategies are needed to encourage greater pandemic emergency response willingness among hospital employees.

The researchers surveyed 3,426 hospital workers, of which 34% were clinical staff, on their attitudes toward emergency response during a flu pandemic. Overall 28% of workers would not respond to a pandemic emergency if asked, but not required to do so, while 17.5% would not respond if required to do so, the authors found.

Introducing Nursing Times Learning

Online training units, written and reviewed by experts. Earn two hours’ CPD and a personalised certificate for your portfolio.

Subscribers get five FREE learning units and non-subscribers can access each learning unit for £10 + VAT.

Click on the topics below to get started:

  • 2 Comments

Readers' comments (2)

  • and we need to know this because...???

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Quite worrying really, I thought that as a healthcare professional we had a duty to respond to any such emergency situation?

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.