Experiences Of Nurses Attended Covid-19 Pandemic Patients During 2020, In Public Tertiary Care Hospitals

Experiences of Nurses Attended Covid-19 Pandemic Patients


  • Faiz Muhammad Islamia Nursing College and Allied Health Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sabiha Khanum Institute of Nursing Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Sehrish Naz Institute of Nursing Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Najma Naz Institute of Nursing Sciences, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Asghar khan Batkhela College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Malakand, Pakistan
  • Shakir Ullah Florence Institute of Medical Sciences and Nursing, Malakand, Pakistan




nurses experiences Coronavirus 2020, COVID-19, Current scenario, SARS-CoV-2


Hospitals are often the epicenter of newly circulating infections, consequently health workers are at high risk to obtain irresistible infections. Nurses are viewed as among the first to contact patients with arising diseases. Nurses with no prior experience with such contagious diseases were recruited who provided care to patients with COVID 19 in this pandemic. Objective: To investigate the experiences of nurses who have attended covid 19 pandemic patients during 2020. Methods: A qualitative study with thematic analysis was conducted, using a phenomenological approach. A total of 12 nurses have joined in-depth, semi-structured interviews, from three COVID-19-designated hospitals in the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, using purposive sampling technique. Face to face interviews were conducted and their observations were recorded. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and thematically analyzed. Results: Five major themes emerged from data analysis that included Nosophobia, Scarcity of Resources, First Line Warriors, Environmental/Physical Problems and Perceived super spreaders. Nurses identified many sources of social support during pandemic situation. Participants expressed and considered high work load, anxiety and fear and concern for patients and family members as negative emotions in early stage of pandemic crises. Conclusions: The exhaustive work drained nurses physically and emotionally. Nurses should be given a comprehensive assistance and support in protecting themselves while they have showed their strength and spirit of professional dedication to defeat hurdles and challenges, they have faced. Consistent training for nurses is important to advance preparedness and viability in future crisis management.


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Faiz Muhammad, Khanum, S. ., Naz, S. ., Naz , N. ., Asghar khan, & Ullah, S. . (2023). Experiences Of Nurses Attended Covid-19 Pandemic Patients During 2020, In Public Tertiary Care Hospitals: Experiences of Nurses Attended Covid-19 Pandemic Patients. Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences, 4(02), 120–124. https://doi.org/10.54393/pjhs.v4i02.585



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