J Korean Soc Matern Child Health.  2020 Oct;24(4):221-233. 10.21896/jksmch.2020.24.4.221.

A Study on Counseling Experiences of Nurses of Infertility Centers Using a Qualitative Research Method

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Namseoul University, Cheonan, Korea
  • 2Department of Nursing, CHA University, Bundang CHA Medical Center, Seongnam, Korea

Abstract

Purpose
This study explored the counseling experience of infertility nurses using in depth interview.
Methods
The study participants included nurses of infertility centers located “Seoul” city, Korea. The data collection involved fieldwork in nursing at the infertility center of 2 hospitals. Data were analyzed using text analysis and qualitative research was conducted to analyzed the data.
Results
The analysis yielded four essential themes: (1) therapeutic communication, (2) identifying the problem of infertile patients and proceeding consultation, (3) professional image and polite attitude, and (4) counseling relaxed comfortably.
Conclusion
Infertility nurses’ counseling experience is directed toward the development of an infertility counseling model.

Keyword

Nurses; Fertility; Counseling; Experience
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