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

Jeung-Im Kim, Jeong Won Yeom, Sun-Kyung Park, Hyun-Hee Jeong, Uhm-Joo Min, Sun Hwa Park, Jung-Mi Lee, Young-Sun Yeom
2018 Yeoseong Geon-gang Ganho Hakoeji  
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
more » ... eriences 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.
doi:10.4069/kjwhn.2018.24.3.252 fatcat:dxvqer5nnbgltcupm2auagxfzq