Experience of Frontline Nurse Working in Hospital-Based Settings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Buyung Reza Muhammad University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
  • Shanti Wardaningsih University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta


This study aims to describe the experiences of frontline nurses in dealing with COVID-19 patients during the pandemic. This research method uses a scoping review method with a search method on four journal databases consisting of Sage, PubMed, Science Direct, and Proquest. The results obtained were 424 articles were found in the journal database but only 9 articles met the criteria and were included in this study. Qualitative research data show that nurses experience psychological, social, and emotional stress. However, nurses can prepare coping strategies using self-care, distraction, and peer and family support. In conclusion, nurses in charge of caring for COVID-19 patients have serious challenges in maintaining individual coping with negative psychological and social responses. Therefore, it is important to strengthen government support and policies to improve nurses' welfare.


Keywords: COVID-19, Qualitative, Experience, Frontline Nurse


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How to Cite
Muhammad, B., & Wardaningsih, S. (2022). Experience of Frontline Nurse Working in Hospital-Based Settings During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JOSING: Journal of Nursing and Health, 3(1), 14-23. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.31539/josing.v3i1.4088
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