Nurses Experience in Addressing the COVID-19 Patient: A Scoping Review

Etika Emaliyawati, Lisna Hapilia, Nenden Novitasari, Shela Andriana, Siska Sastianingsih, Syefira Salsabila, Titin Sutini, Hidayat Arifin, Witdiawati Witdiawati, Ermiati Ermiati

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In the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses as health care workers have an important role and high contact with patients directly. This review aimed to know the literature that discusses nurses' experience in dealing with COVID-19 patients and provides input for research on nurses' experience in providing care. In this study, the methodology scoping review of Aksay and O'Malley was used. The search for the article used an advanced search technique on several databases and search engines. As a result, 1,505 articles were found and screened, which resulted from those eight articles being suitable. Based on the articles reviewed, the study has several aspects, such as physical, psychological, environmental, inadequate care, high risk of exposure, and coping strategies. In conclusion, nurses risk having terrible conditions during this pandemic, so providing physical, psychological and emotional resources in their practice environment is necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-282
Number of pages5
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • COVID-19
  • Experience
  • Nurses


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