Title

Dedication in a Difficult Context: Faith-Based Nursing in Haiti

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2021

Publication Title

Journal of Christian nursing : a quarterly publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship

ISSN

0743-2550

Abstract

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.

Volume

38

Issue

2

First Page

82

Last Page

91

DOI

10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000816

PubMed ID

33660643

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