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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2018;24(3):252-264.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2018.24.3.252    Published online September 20, 2018.
Experience of Conflict in Three Shift Nurses Rearing more than Two Kids: Phenomenological Study
Jeung Im Kim, Jeong Won Yeom, Sun Kyung Park, Hyun Hee Jeong, Uhm Joo Min, Sun Hwa Park, Jung Mi Lee, Young Sun Yeom
1Professor, School of Nursing, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan, Korea.
2Graduate Student, School of Nursing, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan, Korea. dudtjs5454@naver.com
To understand the essentials of rearing conflict experience by three shift nurses in advanced general hospitals.
The design was a qualitative research of phenomenology. Participants were 7 shift nurses working in advanced general hospitals who were rearing young children. Data were collected individually through in-depth interview on their life experiences. Data were analyzed by Colaizzi's phenomenological methodology.
Eighteen themes were drawn from 256 meaningful experiences and these themes were integrated to six theme clusters. The most influencing themes were ‘Regret that I cannot satisfy even the slightest wish’, ‘Fail to care for kids’, and ‘Mutual feeling to care giver between appreciation and inconvenience’. Other themes were as follows: ‘Body and mind are broken’, ‘The need for a three-shift system to support nurses who are rearing children’, ‘Doing my best for work and child rearing’.
The nature of three-shift nurses working in advanced hospital and caring kids is explained as ‘lives with conflict’ between work and home. This study suggests it is necessary to establish a 24-hour care center for 3-shift nurses to keep working while rearing their children.
Key Words: Shift work schedule; Nurses; Hospitals; General; Emotions; Qualitative research

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