Vulnerability in Nurses: A Phenomenon That Cuts Across Professional and Private Spheres

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Patients' vulnerability is a core concern in nursing. However, the nurse's endeavor to succeed may precipitate her vulnerability. Involving master students, 14 nurses' experiences of vulnerability in their professional roles were explored with a descriptive phenomenological approach. Vulnerability among nurses showed to be a latent feeling that manifests via bodily reactions including being overwhelmed by one's feelings and struggling to avoid being hurt. These experiences were evident in situations with patients and relatives, but also coworkers and working conditions, the latter suggests that the exposure of vulnerability may be possible to reduce by organizational awareness.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAdvances in Nursing Science
Vol/bind43
Nummer1
Sider (fra-til)E46-E56
Antal sider11
ISSN0161-9268
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2020

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