A convergence study on the Pregnant experience of shift nurses

교대근무 간호사의 임신경험에 대한 융합적 연구

  • Lee, Jihae (Division of Nursing, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Kim, WonJeong (Division of Nursing, Ewha Womans University)
  • 이지애 (이화여자대학교 일반대학원 간호학과) ;
  • 김원정 (이화여자대학교 일반대학원 간호학과)
  • Received : 2019.06.07
  • Accepted : 2019.08.20
  • Published : 2019.08.28


The purpose of this study is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the experiences of shift nurses who are pregnant while on duty. The specific research question is, 'What is the meaning of pregnancy experienced by a shift nurse?' For this study, six nurses with experience working at a general hospital while pregnant participated. Data was collected through individual in-depth interviews and analyzed by van Manen's phenomenological methodology. The result of the study uncovered 8 themes and 4 essential themes. The essential themes were 'Difficulty feeling free to conceive'; 'Becoming more conscious of coworkers'; 'Concern about the health of the fetus'; and 'Requirement for effective measures.' The results of this study are significant in providing a convergent understanding of the pregnancy experiences of shift nurses.


Nurse;Pregnant;Experience;Qualitative research;Phenomenology;Convergence


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