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Leveraging global collaborations to improve working conditions for the nursing & midwifery workforces


We are currently conducting an international comparative study of the pandemic's ongoing effects on the nursing and midwifery workforces globally. Our study asks nurses and midwives to share stories about working conditions, self-care practices, COVID-19 patient care management, and labor economics.

Interested in participating in the study? Click this link to participate:

The survey is currently available in the following languages:

  • Albanian

  • Arabic

  • Bahasa Indonesian

  • Dutch

  • English

  • Estonian

  • French

  • Georgian

  • German

  • Greek

  • Hebrew

  • Italian

  • Khmer

  • Korean

  • Lithuanian

  • Mandarin

  • Mongolian

  • Polish 

  • Portuguese

  • Russian

  • Slovenian

  • Somali

  • Spanish

  • Swahili/Kiswahili

  • Thai

  • Ukranian


We get better data when we have a research lead from the country. If you want to join the consortium to implement the study in your country and participate in future research collaborations, please email Dr. Squires at

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2021 Study: Proving the Concept

Could we actually collect data from nurses and midwives around the world about pandemic working conditions? Would the same methods we tested in English work in 8 additional languages? That was an important question our initial team of 14 countries had to answer if the consortium was going to work.


And it did work!


We had participants from 38 countries who contributed to the study. As of December 2022, we are finishing up the analyses from the 2,306 participants who contributed to the 2021 study. Results from the initial studies are currently under review.

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