Voices from the frontline

Perceptions and needs of nurses involved in a nosocomial cluster of tuberculosis infection

Mei Fang Chen, Ruey Hsia Wang, Yu O. Yang, Li Jen Lin, Joel F. Stocker, Shu Wen Chen, Chi Chun Chin

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Abstract

Little is known about the psychological aspects of health care workers who contract tuberculosis (TB). This study explored the perceptions and the needs of nurses who were involved in a nosocomial cluster of TB infection in Taiwan. Using a phenomenological research design, we conducted semistructured interviews with nine participants. The data management was processed by Colaizzi's method. The result reveals that nursing staff members who occupationally contracted TB undergo two phases. From the detection of their infection to recovery, they experienced different perceptions and needs. The hospital should be mandated to accommodate nurses' varying needs accordingly. Clinical-implication-related infection control strategies, grouped into three levels of prevention, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 1

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Tuberculosis
Nurses
Infection
Nursing Staff
Infection Control
Taiwan
Research Design
Interviews
Psychology
Delivery of Health Care

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Chen, Mei Fang ; Wang, Ruey Hsia ; Yang, Yu O. ; Lin, Li Jen ; Stocker, Joel F. ; Chen, Shu Wen ; Chin, Chi Chun. / Voices from the frontline : Perceptions and needs of nurses involved in a nosocomial cluster of tuberculosis infection. In: Applied Nursing Research. 2010 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 207-213.
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