Caring behavior: a qualitative exploration of nurses’ perception in a caring patient with acute myocardial infarction

Beti Kristinawati, Elly Nurachmah, Yulia

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Introduction: Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) and the care environment affect the patient’s physical, psychological, and social condition. Caring applications in the nursing process can increase positive change and build trust and satisfaction in patients and families. This study aims to get an overview of the application of caring in AMI patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) from perceptive nurses. Methods: The descriptive qualitative design was selected to obtain in-depth information with face-to-face interviews with twelve nurses. Participatory involvement in the research was selected using purposive. Data analysis is manually done with Collaizi’s Content Analysis. Triangulation, member checking, and peer debriefing have increased data crawling. Before and during the data retrieval process, the ethics of the researchers are applied. Results: Data analysis produces three themes that can answer research objectives. The themes formed can describe the caring behavior of nurses in critical units caring for AMI patients. Conclusion: Nurse care is an interpersonal process with professional knowledge and skills that can result in protection, emotional support, and fulfillment of the bio-psycho-social needs of patients. This study’s perception and application of nursing care for AMI patients are with the spirit of caring and implementing instrumental caring. Unfortunately, there are still obstacles in applying nurse care to AMI patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1244-1248
Number of pages5
JournalBali Medical Journal
Issue number3 Special Issue
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • acute myocardial infarction
  • caring behavior
  • nursing care


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