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Progress in Medical Sciences ISSN: 2577 - 2996
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Progress in Medical Sciences. 2023; 7(6):(101-109)


A Nursing Experience of Caring a Patient with Coronavirus Disease

Pei-Jung Chen,* Chin-Hsiu Chen and Jyung Pine Li

Abstract

This article uses Watson's caring theory to care for a female patient diagnosed with COVID-19 and faced compulsory hospitalization and isolation. The care period is from May 23 to May 30, 2021. The care process is guided by Watson's caring theory, and data is collected through assessment, observation, interview, and other techniques. The identified health problems include inefficient breathing patterns, anxiety, and social isolation care issues.

In response to the epidemic prevention policy, people diagnosed with COVID-19 must be quarantined in an unfamiliar medical environment. Insufficient awareness of the disease, stigmatization of the disease, and worries about whether it will be transmitted to family members, etc., cause huge psychological pressure. Through appropriate nursing measures, we provide disease education, teach relaxation techniques, improve disease awareness and health care measures, improve self-care abilities in the isolation ward, establish a good relationship of mutual trust, and reduce their inner anxiety and sense of social isolation. Face the progression of the disease calmly, provide continuous and holistic care, and alleviate the physical, mental, and social pressure faced by patients. It is recommended that smart facilities be used to assist nursing care and audio-visual-related course teaching to achieve companionship and health educationeffects, and to reduce social isolation and anxiety.

It is hoped that this nursing experience will serve as a reference for nursing staff in caring for emerging infectious diseases so that patients can receive good quality care.