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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163869
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of Home Care Program in Cambodia
Author(s):
Sophal, Som; Sophearin, Dim
Author Details:
Som Sophal, Director of Nursing, Cambodian Nurses Association, Angkor Hospital for Children, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, email: sophalsom@angkorhospital.org; Dim Sophearin
Abstract:
Background: Cambodia is a developing country with 85% of its population living in rural areas, and a high incidence of HIV/AIDS. For example, in Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) alone, 10 to 15 new cases of HIV/AIDS are diagnosed each month. Poor transportation, lack of education and money make medical care difficult, both for families seeking help and providers of medical care. The AHC Home Care program has been developed in answer to this problem. This paper aims to show that, with sufficient willpower and persistence, a successful home care program can be established in these areas. Methods: As patients living with HIV/AIDS are identified, they and their families are referred to the home care program where nurses provide care and health assessment to the children and care instruction to their parents. The families are also educated and prepared for home care visits. Communities receive training to raise awareness and make them sensitive to the needs and issues faced by patients and their families. The mobile home care team works to provide medical care and psychosocial support to the community as a whole. Results: From March 2001 to the end of 2002, 104 patients were identified and a total of 846 patients were visited. In 2003 a total of 108 patients were identified and the home care team made 875 visits to patients suffering from conditions such as malnutrition, HIV/AIDS and epilepsy. The home care team also conducted a mobile clinic to raise community awareness about health issues to help patients and families manage any social or psychosocial problems they encounter. In 2004, the visits increased to a remarkable 1,274 to 182 patients with 1,597 visits being made in the first 9 months of 2005. Conclusion: The increasing number of patients and visits to the communities show both a need for and an acceptance of home based care. These visits also help to teach the community palliative care and improve the communities health overall.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of Home Care Program in Cambodiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSophal, Somen_US
dc.contributor.authorSophearin, Dimen_US
dc.author.detailsSom Sophal, Director of Nursing, Cambodian Nurses Association, Angkor Hospital for Children, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, email: sophalsom@angkorhospital.org; Dim Sophearinen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163869-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Cambodia is a developing country with 85% of its population living in rural areas, and a high incidence of HIV/AIDS. For example, in Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) alone, 10 to 15 new cases of HIV/AIDS are diagnosed each month. Poor transportation, lack of education and money make medical care difficult, both for families seeking help and providers of medical care. The AHC Home Care program has been developed in answer to this problem. This paper aims to show that, with sufficient willpower and persistence, a successful home care program can be established in these areas. Methods: As patients living with HIV/AIDS are identified, they and their families are referred to the home care program where nurses provide care and health assessment to the children and care instruction to their parents. The families are also educated and prepared for home care visits. Communities receive training to raise awareness and make them sensitive to the needs and issues faced by patients and their families. The mobile home care team works to provide medical care and psychosocial support to the community as a whole. Results: From March 2001 to the end of 2002, 104 patients were identified and a total of 846 patients were visited. In 2003 a total of 108 patients were identified and the home care team made 875 visits to patients suffering from conditions such as malnutrition, HIV/AIDS and epilepsy. The home care team also conducted a mobile clinic to raise community awareness about health issues to help patients and families manage any social or psychosocial problems they encounter. In 2004, the visits increased to a remarkable 1,274 to 182 patients with 1,597 visits being made in the first 9 months of 2005. Conclusion: The increasing number of patients and visits to the communities show both a need for and an acceptance of home based care. These visits also help to teach the community palliative care and improve the communities health overall.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:33:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:33:58Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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