Title : The lived experience of violence among migrant Filipino nurses in the workplace
The objective of this study was to understand the meaning of the lived experience of violence among migrant Filipino nurses in the workplace. A qualitative research design, specifically hermeneutic philosophy, was used to underpin the study. A total of eight participants who worked in the Middle East and Australia were selected using a purposive sampling method. Data were gathered through in-depth face to face interviews and video call interviews for those who were currently working overseas respectively. Five meanings of the experience of violence were presented according to van Manen’s five life worlds: sailing on (lived temporality), I feel different (lived corporeality), shaken love (lived relationality), alone in the world (lived spatiality), and things by my side (lived materiality). Therefore, the experience of violence among migrant Filipino nurses is a story of projecting oneself in the future thinking of the possibilities one envisions to be. At the same time, the experience involves taking up what was in the past considering the roots of a Filipino culture and living in the present resiliently while upholding the commitment to serve humanity. All this human-universe interaction in the course of time leads the participants to find the true essence of their existent in the world of violence. Further, the result of the study can contribute to positive interventions by offering a program to prevent workplace violence and improve the welfare of migrant Filipino nurses.