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Type: Theses
Title: The Experience Of Nurses Working In Public Health Centres In Implementing Dengue Prevention Strategies In The Indonesian Community
Author: Ningsih, Mira Utami
Issue Date: 2015
School/Discipline: School of Nursing
Abstract: Dengue disease is a mosquito-borne disease that remains a major problem for public health in numerous subtropical and tropical countries including Indonesia. Dengue prevention in Indonesia has been undertaken since 1968 involving public health nurses and the community. However, prevention remains a huge challenge for nurses and other health professionals. This study explored and interpreted the experience of public health nurses in implementing dengue prevention strategies in the Indonesian community to inform practice. This study employed the interpretive hermeneutic phenomenological approach based on the work of Heidegger. Data were collected through interviews with five nurses working in two public health centres (PHCs) who had been involved in a dengue prevention team in Mataram Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province. Data were analysed using Colaizzi’s (1978) strategy for phenomenological data analysis. Five themes representing the nurses’ lived experiences emerged from this study. ‘Relentless work’ represents the demanding nature of prevention work. ‘Collaboration and collective work’ represents the need of nurses to work in collaboration with all people in community. ‘Cadres are the hands of the nurses’ represents the cadres’ role and the relationship between them and nurses. ‘The flowers will die’ reveals the community response and their attitude towards dengue prevention. ‘Access’ reveals the difficulties faced by nurses in accessing individuals or households in the community. Findings contribute to knowledge of nurses’ roles in dengue prevention and highlight the need for continuous effort and adoption of strategies to improve community knowledge, awareness and participation. It is clear that nurses need to be equipped with good communication and diplomacy skills and be prepared to deal with community resistance.
Advisor: Magarey, Judy
Rasmussen, Philippa
Dissertation Note: Thesis (M.Nurs.Sc.) -- University of Adelaide, School of Nursing, 2015
Keywords: coursework
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