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The nurse’s professional role in hiv prevention regarding their assignments and perceptions of the profession

Bodén, Malmsten, Emma and Olsson, Karoline (2009)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
HIV is a global problem, with the largest number of infected living in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV prevention has increased in importance to combat the disease and nurses constitute an essential profession in HIV prevention. The aim of this study was to examine the nurse-s role in HIV prevention in Uganda, focusing on their assignments and perceptions of the profession. The study found that the main focus of HIV prevention is to give health education. Another significant issue is infection control, protecting oneself and the patient from acquiring HIV. The fact that nurses are especially caring for and feeling sympathy for certain patient categories was also revealed. The study also illustrated certain aspects of the profession, such as... (More)
HIV is a global problem, with the largest number of infected living in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV prevention has increased in importance to combat the disease and nurses constitute an essential profession in HIV prevention. The aim of this study was to examine the nurse-s role in HIV prevention in Uganda, focusing on their assignments and perceptions of the profession. The study found that the main focus of HIV prevention is to give health education. Another significant issue is infection control, protecting oneself and the patient from acquiring HIV. The fact that nurses are especially caring for and feeling sympathy for certain patient categories was also revealed. The study also illustrated certain aspects of the profession, such as nurse-s knowledge and difficulties they face in their work. The study points out that nurses constitutes an important profession in HIV prevention but their possibilites to perform their work is limited due to lacking resources. (Less)
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Bodén, Malmsten, Emma and Olsson, Karoline
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A report from a Minor Field Study in Mbarara, Uganda, April 2009.
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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HIV prevention, nurse-s role, Uganda, assignments, perceptions
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English
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2530668
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2012-05-04 14:25:35
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  abstract     = {HIV is a global problem, with the largest number of infected living in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV prevention has increased in importance to combat the disease and nurses constitute an essential profession in HIV prevention. The aim of this study was to examine the nurse-s role in HIV prevention in Uganda, focusing on their assignments and perceptions of the profession. The study found that the main focus of HIV prevention is to give health education. Another significant issue is infection control, protecting oneself and the patient from acquiring HIV. The fact that nurses are especially caring for and feeling sympathy for certain patient categories was also revealed. The study also illustrated certain aspects of the profession, such as nurse-s knowledge and difficulties they face in their work. The study points out that nurses constitutes an important profession in HIV prevention but their possibilites to perform their work is limited due to lacking resources.},
  author       = {Bodén, Malmsten, Emma and Olsson, Karoline},
  keyword      = {HIV prevention, nurse-s role, Uganda, assignments, perceptions},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The nurse’s professional role in hiv prevention regarding their assignments and perceptions of the profession},
  year         = {2009},
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