Introduction: Being treated in isolation rooms for people infected with COVID-19, creates various perceptions of uncertainty, especially when strict “health protocols” are applied. This study aims to determine the understanding patients with COVID in the intensive care unit from the perspective of care. Materials and Methods: The research design used phenomenological qualitative with in-depth interviews. Purposive sampling was used with interpretive phenomenological analysis. Participants were 25 patients who had been exposed to COVID-19, consisting of 10 men and 15 women. Results: This study resulted in the theme of the perception of COVID-19 sufferers while undergoing treatment in isolation rooms, with four themes, namely, 1) mental attacks, 2) feel like fighting alone, 3) expecting Concern, 4) positive attitude. Conclusion: This analysis shows that various perceptions of uncertainty that are felt while being treated in the isolation room due to suffering from COVID-19 disease can be anticipated by increasing the awareness of nurses to be closer to patients through caring-based nursing practices by emphasizing meaningful interpersonal relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2539-2551
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • COVID-19
  • caring
  • isolation room
  • nursing
  • perception


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