Exploring nurses' perception of taking care of patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19): A qualitative study
Aim: Healthcare staff, especially nurses, who are in the frontline of caring of patients with COVID-19 have valuable experiences about taking care of these patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was exploring nurses' perception of taking care of patients with COVID-19. Design: This qualitative study was performed using the conventional content analysis method. Methods: 13 nurses who were taking care of patients with COVID-19 were selected using purposeful sampling in the Lorestan University of Medical Sciences. The data were collected through telephone interviews and analysed based on the Lundman and Graneheim's approach. Results: Qualitative analysis of the data revealed 3 sub-categories, 8 categories and 3 main categories including care erosion, nursing professional growth and necessities. Relevance to clinical practice_ Improve the work situation of the nurses during care of COVID-19 patients, which can directly or indirectly improve the quality of care of these patients.