Family Experience in Caring for HIV Positive-Indonesian Migrant Workers: A Phenomenological Study
- Nursalam Nursalam, Ninuk Dian Kurniawati, Abu Abu Bakar, Tintin Sukartini
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- Nursalam Nursalam
Available Online April 2017.
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- HIV; migrant workers; family; experience
- This study aimed to investigate the experience of family and relative of Indonesian migrant workers to take care of their family members who are HIV-infected. Method. This study employed a phenomenological hermeneutics methodology. Data were gathered from 9 respondents who were primary carers of HIV-infected patients in two districts in East Java in 2014. In-depth interviews were conducted at the respondents' home to collect data to be analyzed qualitatively. Results. The family and relatives taking care of HIV-infected patients have accepted the patients' conditions although they still feel anxious about possible transmission of HIV disease. Moreover, respondents stated that they had to be very careful not to disclose the patients' status about having infected with HIV due to high level of stigma and discrimination towards HIV patients so that patients could maintain a comfortable social interaction with other family members, relatives and neighbors. Conclusion. Taking care of HIV-infected person provides a rich psychological, social and spiritual experience to the respondents.
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TY - CONF AU - Nursalam Nursalam AU - Ninuk Dian Kurniawati AU - Abu Abu Bakar AU - Tintin Sukartini PY - 2017/04 DA - 2017/04 TI - Family Experience in Caring for HIV Positive-Indonesian Migrant Workers: A Phenomenological Study BT - 8th International Nursing Conference on Education, Practice and Research Development in Nursing (INC 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/inc-17.2017.57 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/inc-17.2017.57 ID - Nursalam2017/04 ER -