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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-27

Lived experiences and ensuing notion of staff nurses as COVID-19 survivors in India: A phenomenological approach

Department of Nursing, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Mr. Johny Kutty Joseph
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/iopn.iopn_61_21

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Background: Nurses are central to the entire spectrum of responses to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic including the mental health effects of the outbreak. Methods: This study investigated a significant number of Physiological and Psychological Experiences and Ensuing the notion of staff nurses as COVID-19 Survivors using Phenomenological Approach. A total of 12 interviews were conducted with 12 participants. Results: The study result was described into five main thematic categories which included Preparedness for COVID-19, Physiological Experiences, Practices Social Distancing, Psychological Experiences, and Ensuing notion toward pandemic. We found that nurses were presented with mild-to-moderate physiological symptoms of COVID-19 illness. As well as, negative psychological experiences existed in the early stage of recovery among nurses; later they themselves developed optimistic and adjustment approaches to cope up with the situation to stay mentally healthy. Conclusion: In the ensuing notion Nurses' suggested to follow the Universal Precautions, Self coping style and more emphasizes to add herbal and ayurvedic remedies in their balanced diet.

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