This study aims to explore how a changed COVID-19 work environment influences nurses’ clinical decision-making. Data were collected via three focus groups totaling 14 nurses working in COVID-19 pandemic wards at a Danish university hospital. The factors influencing decision-making are described in three themes; navigating in a COVID-19 dominated context, recognizing the importance of collegial fellowship, and the complexities of feeling competent. A strong joint commitment among the nurses to manage critical situations fostered a culture of knowledge-sharing and drawing on colleagues’ competencies in clinical decisionmaking. It is important for nurse leaders to consider multiple factors when preparing nurses not only to work in changing work environments, but also when nurses are asked to work in environments and specialties that deviate from their usual routines.
Artikel er publiceret i Global Qualitative Nursing Research Volume X: 1–11, 2022 og forfattet af: Britt Laugesen, Maja Thomsen Albrechtsen, Mette Grønkjær, Kathrine Hoffmann Kusk, Marie Germund Nielsen, Lone Jørgensen, Birgith Pedersen, Birgitte Lerbæk, Helle Haslund-Thomsen, Charlotte Brun Thorup, Sara Jacobsen, Karin Bundgaard og Siri Lygum Voldbjerg.