NAVIGATING EMOTIONAL TERRAIN: INSIGHTS FROM STUDENT EXPERIENCES IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION TRAINING

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Dr. Haseeb Umar
Dr. Tariq Rafique
Priyadeep Kaur
Dr. Christian Emmanuel Enriquez
Likowsky Desir
Rimsha Ansar

Keywords

Emergency Nursing, Case Studies, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Death

Abstract

Background: Resuscitation training in nursing education emphasizes the theoretical-practical component, yet it often neglects to adequately prepare professionals for the emotional complexities inherent in moments of care. The emotional impact of resuscitation on nursing professionals mirrors that of students facing similar challenges.


Objective: This study aims to identify critical elements for professional training by examining the student experience during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


Methods: A qualitative, phenomenological approach utilizing a case study design was employed. Field notes documented semi structured interviews and observations, facilitating data collection and analysis.


Results: Examination of the data revealed key categories: subjectivity awareness, teacher support, challenging perceptions of death within the health team, life as motivation, and the redefinition of death. Comparison with existing literature provided additional insights.


Conclusions: Students encounter situations during resuscitation where subjectivity emerges, particularly in confronting death for the first time. The emotional intensity underscores the need for education, experience, and professional maturity in providing dignified end-of-life care. Reflective practices centered on students' experiences can enrich training, fostering deeper understanding and empathy in future nursing professionals.

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