Nurses’ Experiences as Worker During the Covid-19 Pandemic
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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