Healthcare Frontliners Experiences during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Phenomenological Study

Dr. Abigail M. Cabaguing, Hanna Joyce Macawili, Ma. Jessa Pacoma, Alvinco S. Porton
2022 International Journal of Research Publications  
Healthcare personnel are working in the higher-risk department as they are in primary contact with Covid-19 patients. In the Philippines, 2,315 Filipino healthcare workers have been infected by the corona virus as of May 2020, with death toll at 35 (DOH, 2020). A qualitative study using empirical phenomenological approach was used to examine the lived experiences of healthcare frontliners. Participants are healthcare frontliners, specifically nurses who are providing direct care and treatment
more » ... r patients with Covid-19. Participants were recruited through purposive and snowballing sampling. Data was saturated on the 15 th informants. Result showed that Healthcare frontliners face a challenging situation in this time of pandemic. Challenges of the healthcare frontliners includes physical challenges, emotional challenges, psychological challenges, financial challenges and organizational challenges. Despite the overwhelming challenges they are facing, still they have ways to cope up with these challenges. Their coping strategies includes strengthening mental health, strong spiritual health, support system and strengthening physical health. The importance of recognizing the experiences of health workers and understanding them is deemed significantly necessary as these accounts will help influence the policy making of future governmental programs for health workers.
doi:10.47119/ijrp1001021620223298 fatcat:hrmymcuqprcgtcdda5vrpkpyoq