HomeHealth Sciences Journalvol. 11 no. 1 (2022)

The lived experience of UERMMMCI student nurses: The untold stories of home confinement during the first 3 months of COVID-19 lockdown

Kyrah Aaliya B. Baclig | Mark Joseph V. Chang | Ellysa Rei N. Garcia | Jasmin Claire I Lubao | Michal Irijah T. Manatlao | Iyanla Jireh V. Millares | Flory May G. Agustin



Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has forced countries to impose lockdowns. The aim of the study was to explore lived experiences of student nurses during their home confinement and acquire the shared meaning of the phenomenon among the participants. In this study, the researchers explored the impact of home confinement on student nurses to gain a thorough understanding of their perceived experiences, including their personal feelings, responses to the pandemic and learnings. Methods The researchers used a descriptive phenomenological approach, wherein student nurses from all levels were selected through purposive sampling and were interviewed one on one through Zoom using a semi-structured open-ended questionnaire. The researchers utilized Colaizzi’s method of analysis to extract their lived experiences during their home confinement during the first three months of COVID-19 lockdown. Results The results resulted in eight themes: Delighted, Attitude Towards the Disease, Home Isolation, Situational Awareness, Stronger Connection, Adaptation to Change, Role Function, Psychological Development and Outlook. Conclusion Based on Sister Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model Theory, there is a direct relationship between the stimuli, coping and behavior of the participants.


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