Journal article

Nurse wellbeing during the coronavirus (2019) pandemic: A qualitative descriptive study

RJ Jarden, AJ Jarden, TJ Weiland, G Taylor, N Brockenshire, M Rutherford, C Carbery, K Moroney, MF Gerdtz

Collegian | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: The wellbeing of individuals influences organisational outcomes. Insight into nurses’ wellbeing is crucial to a sustaining a high-quality workforce. Aim: To describe nurses’ perceptions and experiences of wellbeing, work wellbeing, and mental health. Method: Using a qualitative descriptive design, semi-structured interviews were conducted, transcribed verbatim, analysed inductively and thematically, and reported per consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research. Findings: Nine Australian nurses were interviewed in 2020, each for 60 to 90 minutes. These nurses had a broad range of clinical roles and years of experience in metropolitan healthcare organisations. Six theme..

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