Health Systems and Outcomes Research

Perspectives of Registered Nurses on Refugee Healthcare in Lebanon and Jordan: A multi-site cross-sectional study (Profile​)-Nuhad Yazbik Dumit, RN, MA, PhD

With the disproportionate number of SRs living in Lebanon and their dire needs for healthcare services as evident in the empirical literature, and based on a qualitative study that we did recently, we needed to explore the impact of the increase in the patient population on nurses and nursing practice.

While most recent studies mainly focused on Syrian Refugees (SRs) and host community patients, and healthcare industry, none so far examined its impact on nurse's resilience, health, well-being, and quality of services that can be equally affected. The overall nursing shortage is already severe, and is even more pronounced in areas serving SRs. Nurses are at the forefront of any health care system. Accordingly, the overall aim of this research project is to explore the Lebanese and Jordanian nurses' perspectives on the effect of the influx in healthcare demands due to the protracted Syrian refugee crisis on the health of nurses working in hospitals and primary health care centers in Lebanon and Jordan. Another aim is to examine how this crisis is influencing the quality of their services.