The psychological experience of frontline nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Pratiwi, Ika Nur and Setiawan, Herley Windo and Pawanis, Zulfayandi and Fauziningtyas, Rista and Nimah, Lailatun and Ramoo, Vimala and Pratiwi, Eskarani Tri (2022) The psychological experience of frontline nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 18. 107 -114. ISSN 16758544,

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Introduction: Frontline nurses caring for COVID-19 patients are easy to get viral infections because they are often exposed to infected patients. As the virus continues to spread, frontline nurses were faced with situations that can affect psychological readiness. This study was to explore the psychological aspects of frontline nurses caring for COVID-19 patients. Methods: In-depth interviews were conducted with 16 frontline nurses providing care for COVID-19 patients at a referral hospital in Surabaya from August to October 2020. Interviews were conducted face-to-face or by telephone and analyzed with Colaizzi. Results: The results show that there are 3 main psychological themes for frontline nurses who treat COVID-19 patients. First, the emotions that appear in the begining stages consist of fear and anxiety about being infected and anxiety about the poor of knowledge about the disease and lack of information regarding the patient's condition are challenges that must be solved in the long term. Second, positive emotions appear progressively after negative emotions along with the ability to get used to the existing situation. Third, we find that nurses being able to take lessons and important values by increasing alertness, always being grateful, and thinking positively. Conclusion: We conclude that during the pandemic, the positive and negative emotions of frontline nurses are indirectly internalized into one. Frontline nurses are able to take lessons and interpret their primary roles Along with good emotional control, frontline nurses are able to take lessons and important values from the pandemic events they are facing. © 2022 UPM Press. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universitas Airlangga
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; Health services; Health worker; Psychological experience
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Nursing Science Department
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2023 06:51
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2023 06:51

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