Att stå i frontlinjen mot Covid-19
: En allmän litteraturstudie om sjuksköterskors upplevelser

Translated title of the thesis: To be on the frontline against Covid-19: A general literature study about nurses’ experiences
  • Ebba Carlsson
  • Jasmine Högberg

Student thesis: Bachelor


Background: Covid-19 is a virus that developed rapidly in the beginning of 2020. Serious respiratory symptoms can be one of the virus’ consequences which were the reason the virus got classified as a pandemic. The society were isolated while the nurses had to keep on with their work in the hospital. The limited information about Covid-19 became a concern for the society, particularly the nurses. Many nurses got a high workload which led to a lack of staff among the nurses. Aim: To describe nurses experiences of caring for patients with Covid-19 in hospitals. Methods: A general literature study based on ten articles which were founded in the databases Cinahl Complete and Pubmed. The
qualitaty of the articles have beenreviwed and the analysis were based on Fribergs (2022) analysis model. Results: Nurses have been feeling physical and psychological strain. These were based on insufficiant information, fear of contamination, new protection restriction but also the feeling of being needed. Discussion: The method of the study has been reviewed based on Shentons (2004) qualitaty concepts; credibility, transferability, dependability and confirmability. The result is based on three findings; the fatigue and its effects, the consequenses of constant fear and the motivation to keep fight. The result has also been discussed based on Halldórsdóttir (1996) nursing theory Caring and uncaring and ethical theories.
Date of Award2022-Dec
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorCecilia Gardsten (Supervisor) & Susanne Lindskov (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Study Programme in Nursing

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Nursing (30305)


  • covid-19
  • nurse
  • perception
  • nursing
  • hospital

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