Dedication in a Difficult Context: Faith-Based Nursing in Haiti
Journal of Christian nursing : a quarterly publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
Haitian nurses live in a precarious environment, with healthcare disparity and low wages. In the presence of significant politico-social-economic disparities, adverse effects of natural disasters, deleterious infrastructure, challenged self-boundaries, and the burden of caring for high-need patients, the authors sought a better understanding of nurses' perspective of the situation. During qualitative interviews, Haitian nurses in two faith-based hospitals (N = 17) reported feeling powerless yet exhibited resilience and dedication to nursing as a calling. These conditions cry out for support of nurses' self-care needs. Future interventions may help nurses identify better resources to care for themselves and guide their practice.
Roberts, Lisa R.; Georges, Marie; Nick, Jan M.; and Taylor, Elizabeth Johnston, "Dedication in a Difficult Context: Faith-Based Nursing in Haiti" (2021). LLU Faculty Publications. 312.