Nurse’s Lived Experiences in Caring for COVID-19 Patients
Keywords:Nurse, Lived experiences, Caring of COVID-19 Patients
Heidegger’s Qualitative Phenomenology Interpretation Research aimed to describe the experiences of nurses in caring for COVID-19 patients. The participantswereselected by purposive sampling as professionalnurses with directexperience in caring for 12 COVID-19 patients. The instruments were 1) the personal data record form 2) the semi-structured interview form, created by the researcher and reviewed by 3 experts and taken in a pilot study with 2 qualified informants to determine the appropriateness of the question line and improve the questions before applying to practice, 3) the field record form, 4) the reflection record form, and 5) voice recorder 1 set. Data were collected by in-depth interviews and analyzed byVan Manen’smethod.Trustworthiness was established by followingLincoln and Guba’s criteria.The results showed that Nurses’ life experiences in caring for COVID-19 patients can be divided into 5 main themes as follows: 1)Definitions of COVID-19 2) The management of care for patients withCOVID-19 3) The principles of nursing for COVID-19 4) The impact of caring for COVID-19 patients and 5) Supporting in caring for COVID-19 patients.
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