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Exploring health care' experiences on how to inform the patient to get infected with COVID-19: A qualitative study

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(2021) Exploring health care' experiences on how to inform the patient to get infected with COVID-19: A qualitative study. Medical Science. pp. 1851-1856. ISSN 2321-7359

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Abstract

Background: COVID-19 disease is a new disease that is very important how informing the patient about it. This study was conducted with the aim of investigating the experiences of the nurses' staff on how to inform the patient to get infected with COVID-19. Methods: Twelve health care providers (8 nurses and 4 anesthesiologists) in an educational and medical center in the city of Ilam in From February to June 2020 participated in the study with purposeful sampling. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data, and the study began with the open question, "Describe your experience of identifying the disease in patients with COVID-19". To analyze the data, the conventional qualitative content analysis was performed. Results: Participants in this study included 12 medical personnel, of which 7 (58.4) were male and 5 (41.6) were female. Based on the findings, 2 main themes and 7 sub-themes were extracted. The main themes extracted from this study include A) Passing the patient of the purgatory of COVID-19 diagnosis including four sub-themes: 1) Waiting for a diagnosis, 2) Announcing step by step the diagnosis, 3) giving information, 4) acceptance or resistance; B) Entering the important others to the purgatory of COVID-19 diagnosis including three sub-themes: 1) Entering the key family members, 2) Entering the physician, 3) Entering the relatives working as medical staff. Conclusion: Diagnosing the disease of COVID-19 is like a purgatory for patient and staff. To help the patient get through this purgatory, important others are introduced by the staff. Eventually the patient either accepts the disease or resists accepting it.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Gholami, A.UNSPECIFIED
Iri, G.UNSPECIFIED
Ahmadi, I.UNSPECIFIED
Jamshibeygi, Y.UNSPECIFIED
Aloustani, S.UNSPECIFIED
Sedi, M. R.UNSPECIFIED
Borji, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: COVID-19 Content Analysis Diagnosis Qualitative Research Research & Experimental Medicine
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Page Range: pp. 1851-1856
Journal or Publication Title: Medical Science
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 25
Number: 114
ISSN: 2321-7359
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3588

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