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The stress experience of nurses who are reemployed after career interruption
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 Title & Authors
The stress experience of nurses who are reemployed after career interruption
Soun, Eun-Jin; Eom, Jae-Hyeon; Nam, Eun-Sook; Chae, Young-Ran; Kil, Myung-Sook; Park, Eun-Ha;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study is to qualitatively examine the nature of the stress experience of nurses in reemployment after career interruption using a phenomenological method. The subjects were nurses who were reemployed after working in medical institutions and experiencing three years or more of career interruption. The collected data showed five categories of themes: "the gaps between reality and earlier expectations," "getting hurt because of the worsening relationship with younger superiors," "struggling to adapt oneself to the changing work environments," "getting exhausted as a supermom," and "struggling to survive as a professional." The findings suggest that career-interrupted nurses who are considering finding a new job should be educated to make decisions on where to work. They should be provided with the right information on the environments of hospitals and with educational programs before reemployment to establish their roles as professional nurses. In addition, it is important to increase the diversity and accessibility of retraining programs that can adapt to the changing healthcare environment. It is necessary to develop career break programs so that nurses can successfully adapt to reemployment, to promote professionalism in the work environment, and to look for ways that can inspire nurses who have experienced career interruption.
 Keywords
Career Interruption;Nurses;Phenomenological Method;Reemployment;Stress Experience;
 Language
Korean
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