Pengalaman Kehilangan Pasangan Hidup pada Usia Muda di Lingkungan Kerja Rumah Sakit X
The Experience of Losing a Spouse at a Young Age in the Work Environment of X Hospital
Keywords:loss, spouse, young adult
Introduction: Losing a partner is one of the emotional challenges that people, especially women, may face. Losing a partner at a young age creates problems with tasks and development in early adulthood. If not handled properly, it will cause problems for the partner he left behind. This study aimed to explore the experience of losing a spouse at a young age in the work environment of X Hospital.
Methods: Research design with a qualitative phenomenological approach. The research population used was workers who work at X Hospital and who have lost a partner. The sample with purposive sampling was five informants. Researchers used interview guidelines to explore the experiences of participants. Qualitative data processing takes place in the stages of reduction, data presentation, and conclusions. To test the credibility of the data in qualitative research, a triangulation analysis will be carried out.
Results: The results of the study found that the experience of losing a spouse at a young age in the work environment of X Hospital included the meaning of the relationship with the object, grieving response, social support, coping as well and the effect on the informant's career. The hospital can also provide consultation services if the loss of a partner becomes persistent, depressed, or interferes with the informant's work activities.
Discussion: It was found that the experience of losing a spouse at a young age in the work environment of X Hospital included four themes, namely closeness (attachment) to a previous partner which illustrated that all informants had a positive and meaningful attachment to their partner before they died, the grieving response experienced was the process of accepting the loss of a partner life, social support which includes family, friends obtained in participants going through the loss phase, coping by participants, namely coping based on problems and continuing to work well.