Exploration of Frontliners’ Experience Wearing PPE during the Covid-19 Outbreak

  • Yuzana Binti Mohd Yusop Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
  • Zakirah Ahmad Nawi Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
  • Azliha Minai Rajab Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin

Abstract

Safety health issues are at the forefront of dealing with infectious diseases during the Covid-19 crisis. In the context of this critical pandemic event, this study focuses on discovering frontliners experiences with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the crisis. A thematic analysis has been used to identify themes and subthemes for this study. Researchers interviewed individuals to understand the experiences and reactions of frontliners dressed in PPE while on duty. The dominant themes documented in the study are as follows; physical discomfort, mental strength, the call of nature, dehydration and sweating, and communication interruption. Idealistic sacrifice and resistance working in difficult times during Covid-19 while serving the country ought to be appreciated and acknowledged by the nation

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Published
2021-02-21
How to Cite
Mohd Yusop, Y. B., Ahmad Nawi, Z., & Rajab, A. M. (2021). Exploration of Frontliners’ Experience Wearing PPE during the Covid-19 Outbreak. The Journal of Management Theory and Practice (JMTP), 2(1), 50-56. https://doi.org/10.37231/jmtp.0.2.0.82
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Marketing & Management