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Understanding nursing personnel's health while working in end-of-life care-A hermeneutical study.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level. (LOVHH)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1981-455X
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level. (LOVHH)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2793-9937
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences. Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, NordUniversity, Bodø (NOR). (LOVHH)
2023 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

AIM: This study aimed to explore nursing personnel's health while working in end-of-life care.

INTRODUCTION: End-of-life care is challenging both for nursing personnel and for the healthcare organisation, as retaining nursing staff is difficult. Although end-of-life care involves the risk of burnout, it also encompasses protective factors that can lead to personal and professional development and satisfaction, and that can enable personnel to encounter their own inner selves. In order to focus on the health of nursing personnel we chose the theory of caritative caring as our theoretical perspective.

METHOD: A qualitative inductive research design with a hermeneutical approach was chosen to explore nursing personnel's health while working in end-of-life care. Two assistant nurses and six registered nurses with experience in end-of-life care at a palliative care unit participated. The study was approved by a Regional Ethical Review Board.

RESULTS: The results are presented on three levels: rational, structural and existential. In the rational level, fellowship and togetherness with colleagues, as well as being able to distinguish between private life and work were important for nursing personnel's strategies for maintaining their health. At the structural level, social togetherness, sharing emotions and being involved in each other's emotions were important for nursing personnel's health. The existential level showed that the nursing personnel's own existential situation was affected when their inner self was emotionally affected by the patients' suffering. The awareness of suffering, life and death made the nursing personnel feel inner security, both as nursing professionals and as human beings.

CONCLUSION: A common perspective based on a theory of caritative care may be helpful for retaining nursing personnel. While the study highlights nursing personnel's health while working in an end-of-life care context, the results may also be applicable to nursing professionals' health in other contexts.

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2023.
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caring, end-of-life, hermeneutical, nursing personnel, working life
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Nursing
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NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-20729DOI: 10.1111/scs.13193ISI: 001025859100001PubMedID: 37424232Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85164569577OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-20729DiVA, id: diva2:1821749
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