Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2018 Sep;24(3):252-264. 10.4069/kjwhn.2018.24.3.252.

Experience of Conflict in Three Shift Nurses Rearing more than Two Kids: Phenomenological Study

Affiliations
  • 1Professor, School of Nursing, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan, Korea.
  • 2Graduate Student, School of Nursing, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan, Korea. dudtjs5454@naver.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
To understand the essentials of rearing conflict experience by three shift nurses in advanced general hospitals.
METHODS
The design was a qualitative research of phenomenology. Participants were 7 shift nurses working in advanced general hospitals who were rearing young children. Data were collected individually through in-depth interview on their life experiences. Data were analyzed by Colaizzi's phenomenological methodology.
RESULTS
Eighteen themes were drawn from 256 meaningful experiences and these themes were integrated to six theme clusters. The most influencing themes were "˜Regret that I cannot satisfy even the slightest wish', "˜Fail to care for kids', and "˜Mutual feeling to care giver between appreciation and inconvenience'. Other themes were as follows: "˜Body and mind are broken', "˜The need for a three-shift system to support nurses who are rearing children', "˜Doing my best for work and child rearing'.
CONCLUSION
The nature of three-shift nurses working in advanced hospital and caring kids is explained as "˜lives with conflict' between work and home. This study suggests it is necessary to establish a 24-hour care center for 3-shift nurses to keep working while rearing their children.

Keyword

Shift work schedule; Nurses; Hospitals; General; Emotions; Qualitative research

MeSH Terms

Caregivers
Child
Hospitals, General
Humans
Life Change Events
Qualitative Research
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