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QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE1Qualitative Research Critiqueof A Qualitative Study on the Psychological Experience ofCaregivers of COVID-19 PatientsnameCollege of Health and Human Services, Northern Kentucky UniversityMSN 600: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice and ResearchDr. Karen VietzApril 21, 2021
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE2Author NoteThis qualitative research article critique formal paper for April 25, 2021 is submitted toDr. Vietz and Brooke Weinel in College of Health and Human Services in School of Nursing atNorthern Kentucky University. There is no conflict of interest to disclose.Correspondence concerning this qualitative research article critique formal paper shouldbe addressed to Megan Hall, College of Health and Human Services-School of Nursing,Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky, 41099, United States.Email: [email protected]
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE3TitleThe title of this research paper is “A qualitative study on the psychological experience ofcaregivers of COVID-19 patients”. The title clearly describes what is being researched alongwith the group of people that are being researched. The group is distinctly identified ascaregivers of patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Since COVID-19 is a new disease, it hascaused severe psychological damage to caregivers that are working on the front lines. They arerisking their lives to take care of others.AbstractThe abstract in this article clearly summarizes the main features the researchers werefocusing on in the research. The abstract identified four main categories of the psychologicalexperience the caregivers endured. The four categories include negative emotions includingfatigue, discomfort, and helplessness, self-coping styles such as team support and lifeadjustments, growth under pressure, and finally, positive emotions occurred right along withnegative emotions (Sun, et. al, 2020).PurposeThe purpose of this study is to determine how caregivers of patients with COVID-19dealt with the stress and their feelings during this scary time. The purpose was clearly stated, “Toexplore the psychology of nurses caring for COVID-19 patients” (Sun, et. al, 2020). Thestatement is clear, concise, and easy for the ready to interpret what the purpose of the study is.SignificanceThis study looks at healthcare workers and the psychological effects of taking care ofCOVID-19 patients while in the hopsital. When this article was written, there were not manystudies focusing on healthcare workers. Majority of the studies focused on the COVID-19
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE4patients, their symptoms, medications, side effects from the medications, and what couldpotentially be done to treat the patients. The researchers interviewed multiple different nurses tobe able to research what kind of emotional strain this took on them as well as their copingstrategies and what could possibly be done to help them improve their emotional well-being.