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Meaningful work and life: challenges faced by acute- and critical-care nurses
Taiwan Gong Gong Wei Sheng Za Zhi ; 41(3):301-311, 2022.
Article in Chinese | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1964512
ABSTRACT

Objectives:

The severity of the COVID-19 epidemic in 2021 in Taiwan doubled the workload of first-line acute- and critical-care nurses and increased their risk of infection. This study explored such nurses' work and personal lives to help hospitals develop auxiliary measures.

Methods:

This qualitative study interviewed fifteen nurses working in acute- and critical-care units.

Results:

Three themes were regarding the meaning of the nurses' work during the pandemic were identified (a) keeping life stable, (b) fulfilling duties, and (c) recognizing self-worth. Four themes regarding the meaning of the nurses' personal lives were identified (a) caring for families, (b) the impermanence of life and death, (c) doing good, and (d) seizing the day.

Conclusions:

During the pandemic, the nurses faced challenges at with a positive attitude, which helped them find meaning in their lives. In the limited life course, he left behind a great historical track of defending the health of the Chinese people. This study provides insight into the professional and personal lives of nurses in acute- and critical-care units during the pandemic in Taiwan, and the findings can help policymakers plan for future pandemics. (Taiwan J Public Health. 2022;41(3)301-311)
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: ProQuest Central Type of study: Prognostic study / Qualitative research Language: Chinese Journal: Taiwan Gong Gong Wei Sheng Za Zhi Year: 2022 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: ProQuest Central Type of study: Prognostic study / Qualitative research Language: Chinese Journal: Taiwan Gong Gong Wei Sheng Za Zhi Year: 2022 Document Type: Article