Critical care nurses' experiences of working during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic - Applying the Person-centred Practice Framework.

Andersson M, Nordin A, Engström Å

Intensive Crit Care Nurs - (-) 103179 [2021-11-17; online 2021-11-17]

The aim of the study was to deductively study person-centred care, based on critical care nurses' experiences during the first phase of the CoViD-19 pandemic. The study used a qualitative design. Data collection was conducted as individual interviews and was analysed with qualitative content analysis with a deductive approach. Six critical care nurses working in a special CoViD-19 intensive care unit during the first phase of the pandemic participated. The findings are presented within the four domains of person-centred practice: the prerequisites, the care environment, person-centred processes and person-centred outcomes. While the ambition and knowledge about how to work in accordance with person-centred practice were high, there were several obstacles to perform it. We need to prepare ahead of time so that nurses have optimal organisational prerequisites to be able to work in accordance with person-centred practice, also during pandemics and other crisis, which means to be able to give nursing care in accordance with the ill person's needs and resources.

Category: Public Health

Type: Journal article

PubMed 34895797

DOI 10.1016/j.iccn.2021.103179

Crossref 10.1016/j.iccn.2021.103179

pii: S0964-3397(21)00168-3
pmc: PMC8595352

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