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Adaptation Experience of Sleep in New Nurses
Park, Hyoung-Sook; Ha, Jae-Hyun;
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Purpose: This study is a qualitative research to identify new nurses` adaptation experience to sleep changes. Method: Grounded theory methodology was utilized. Participants were 10 new nurses from one university hospital. The information was collected and analyzed using the grounded theory of Corbin and Strauss`(2008). Results: Through constant comparative analysis, central phenomenon was identified as `Shaky daily life due to the sleep change`. A core category emerged as `In the shaky daily life, go grab my position`, Causal conditions were `Heaviness in shift work`, `Not released after getting off work`, and `Body and mind are exhausted`. Context were `An environment that does not tolerate mistakes` and `Clogged breathing due to worries`. Intervening factors were `Support of colleagues`, `Recovery volition in restoration of altered relationships due to sleep`. Action/Interaction Strategies were `To strive for a good sleep`, `Require a reasonable duty schedule` and `Find a breakthrough`. Consequences were `Become the master of shaky daily life` and `Accepting the life of a nurse`. Conclusion: New nurses experience sleep patterns changes from the hospital shift system. but throughout the process of adaptation, came to accept sleep disorder as part of the life of a nurse.
Nurses;Sleep;Adaptation;Qualitative research;Grounded theory;
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