Nurses’ Experiences as Worker During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Authors

  • Rafika Dora Wijaya STIKES Widya Dharma Husada Tangerang, Banten 15417, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5199-2431
  • Henny Permatasari Department of Community Nursing, University of Indonesia, West Java 16424, Indonesia
  • Poppy Fitriyani Department of Community Nursing, University of Indonesia, West Java 16424, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2865-1492
  • Agus Setiyadi Infectious Disease of Hospital, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14340, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31674/mjn.2022.v14i01.007

Abstract

Purpose: The Covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact on nurses. Nurses as workers faced various health hazards in the workplace (hospital). Nurses are also a group at risk of contracting the virus when providing nursing care to Covid-19 patients. This study is aimed to determine the meaning of nurses' experience as workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Design: This research is qualitative research with a descriptive phenomenological approach. Methods: Data collection was done, using in-depth interviews with online interviews using the zoom application. The interview data were analyzed using the Colaizzi method. Results: The results of this study identified four main themes, namely feelings of insecurity, dangers faced by nurses, active nurses in preventing transmission, and meaning for nurses. Conclusion: This study reveals that nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic face various health hazards. The implications of this research are useful, as input to occupational health nursing science regarding the danger nurses face during the Covid-19 pandemic. Suggestions from this research are expected to optimize efforts to promote and protect the health and safety of nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Keywords:

Occupational Health Nursing, Covid-19, Workplace, Hospital, Health Hazards, Health Workers

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Published

2022-07-01

How to Cite

Dora Wijaya, R., Permatasari, H. ., Fitriyani, P. ., & Setiyadi, A. . (2022). Nurses’ Experiences as Worker During the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 14(1), 45-52. https://doi.org/10.31674/mjn.2022.v14i01.007