Nursing care and the psychology effects on post-care nurses serving COVID-19 patients in Vera Cruz isolation room, Dili, Timor-Leste

Domingos Soares, Nursalam, Joaquim Gregorio de Carvalho, Maximiano Oqui, Ivonia Barros, Valente da Silva

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Introduction: Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a syndrome of acute respiration that is serious like corona acid ribonucleic detected, made separation and identification in pneumonia sick patients in Wuhan, China in December 2019 (WHO, 2020). Timor-Leste on May 1, 2020, 24 cumulative cases was confirmed, 16 cases recovered, 12 cases are still being treated, and 12 patients experienced psychological pressure from patients and health professional. This study aimed to determine the knowledge of nurses; nursing service and the psychological influence of nurses after providing care for Covid-19 patients. Method: Qualitative research with a phenomenological approach has been used in this study, ten nurses who have worked serving Covid-19 patients participated in this study, and data was collected using interview guidelines, voice recorder, deep-interview, data analysis techniques by organizing data, grouping, categorical data, topic and answer formulation, data assessment and writing the results. Result: The majority of nurses understand and apply Covid-19 prevention, but some are confused the cause. Have not carried out nursing care according to the standards of the International Counsel of Nursing (ICN) and the Timor-Leste Nursing Association, as (assessment, diagnosis, intervention, implementation, and nursing evaluation), reasoned: new job, no format, less manpower, no orientation from senior, emergency time. The majority experienced psychological effects after providing care to the Covid-19 patient. Conclusion: This study concluded that nurses understand Covid-19, the nursing care implementation is not yet based on ICN and ETNA standards and after returning home the nurses experienced psychological effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)905-909
Number of pages5
JournalBali Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Covid-19
  • care
  • effects
  • nursing
  • psychological


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