The Psychological Experience of Nurses Carrying Out Hemodialysis While Caring for Patients With COVID-19 in Indonesia


Several studies have been conducted to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. However, few studies have been conducted in Indonesia to investigate the impact of the pandemic on the psychological experiences of nurses in carrying out hemodialysis (HD) while caring for patients with COVID-19 in Indonesia. Thus, this was the purpose of this study. The Colaizzi phenomenological approach was applied. This study included 20 HD nurses. Qualitative approaches were used to provide an overview of the nurses’ psychological state during the pandemic. This study identified three primary themes: dealing with uncertainty, personal care and protection from COVID-19, and psychological resilience. The HD nurses were affected by the pandemic, and this study’s findings can be utilized by policymakers to make judgments about how to respond. The results may also help health workers and volunteers recognize mental health issues and develop mental health rehabilitation programs for HD nurses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19, hemodialysis, live experience, nurse, psychological

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