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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Malaysia: Staff Nurses' Positive Eperiences

Roziah Arabi1*, Jane Neill2, and Alison Hutton2
1Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
2Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Flinders University, South Australia
Corresponding Author : Roziah Arabi
Department of Nursing
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received December 29, 2011; Accepted April 02, 2012; Published April 04, 2012
Citation: Arabi R, Neill J, Hutton A (2012) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Malaysia: Staff Nurses’ Positive Experiences. J Nursing Care 1:109. doi:10.4172/2167-1168.1000109
Copyright: © 2012 Arabi R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Background: Stress can come in many forms and NICU is an environment where there may be many types of stress such as nursing a critically ill baby, increased workload, taking on other roles, coping with the death and dealing with parents. Purpose: To explore and describe staff nurses’ (SN) positive experiences while working in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in one of Malaysia Method: A qualitative interpretative approach using a convenience sample of four staff nurses; described using pseudonyms, from NICU in one Malaysian hospital participated in an interview conducted in English, followed by answering a semi-structured questionnaire in Malay. Responses were translated into English prior to thematic analysis using the method of Braun and Clarke [1]. Results: Two major themes emerged, learning opportunities; describes the new knowledge and skills staff nurses had developed, and feelings of satisfaction; describes sources contributing to staff nurses’ satisfaction while working in NICU. Conclusions: The findings revealed that staff nurses’ positive experiences of gaining knowledge, developing new skills, opportunity to further study in post-basic courses and being appointed as a team leader upon their achievements.

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