HomeAni: Letran Calamba Research Reportvol. 1 no. 1 (2011)


Angela Francesca L. Conde | Catherine Joy R. Centeno | Jhuwena T. Centeno | Mier M. Centeno | Monika C. Cilek | Jedidiah Thomas R. Cobarrubias

Discipline: Nursing



The study aimed to explore the experiences of primary healthcare professionals in selected rehabilitation centers. It also aimed to determine the reasons why they still stay in their jobs in spite of the different difficulties they faced in their work. Findings revealed that experiences played a major role in the development of self-efficacy. Positive reinforcements helped the co-researchers of this study to succeed in their tasks. In times that they failed, though they felt sad and depressed at first, they still tried to work things out, thus, trying to learn from their experiences. Their experiences with their past patients also helped them to master their basic skills in nursing, and were able to apply them in their respective areas. When they witnessed that their co-workers succeeded in their tasks, they felt encouraged and it inspired them to also perform well. They also learned from their observations. Social persuasion from their patients, on the other hand, helped them achieved their goals. The encouragements from their patients helped them overcome self-doubt and made them focused in giving their best effort to the task at hand. Majority of the co-researchers did not let their emotional state, mood, and stress level get in the way in performing their tasks. Though two of them admitted that they did not get to perform well, they still said that they still tried to be professionals. The study, therefore, recommended that all student-nurses who will be having their duty in rehabilitation centers for the first time must be properly acquainted and underwent lectures first on psychiatric nursing. This will help them develop their knowledge and understanding, as well as their skills in handling patients.