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Establishing a nurse-managed health center for the urban poor in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Authors
 Tae Wha Lee  ;  Su Jeong Lee  ;  Myeong Seon Kim  ;  Yoona Choi 
Citation
 PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING, Vol.37(4) : 560-568, 2020-07 
Journal Title
 PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING 
ISSN
 0737-1209 
Issue Date
2020-07
Keywords
community health problem ; developing country ; nurse-managed health center ; urban poor
Abstract
Objectives: Despite the rise in community health problems in populations living in urban slums, activities of community health nurses are limited in Bangladesh. This study aimed to describe how a nurse-managed health center (NMHC) was developed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Design: An exploratory-descriptive research design was used. Sample and measurements: The commitment phase was conducted to establish partnerships in the community. Involvement of community leaders and members and partnerships with various organizations were established successfully in the commitment phase. The assessment phase was completed by implementing personal interviews, community site visits, and household surveys of 172 households in the community. Action plans were developed and strategies were followed to change the community during the planning phase. Results: Household survey results showed that community people suffered from non-communicable diseases, risk behaviors, and inadequate housing conditions. The high-priority community needs included nutrition and chronic management services, behavior change programs, and a clean environment. Action plans for health programs based on community needs and strategies such as securing manpower and equipment were developed. Conclusions: The systematic process of creating a NMHC, and the necessity of the community health nurse's role in responding to health needs of the urban poor in Dhaka, Bangladesh was confirmed.
Full Text
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/phn.12731
DOI
10.1111/phn.12731
Appears in Collections:
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Lee, Tae Wha(이태화) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2568-3074
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/179602
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