Like Kites in the Wind: Adolescent Decision Making Behaviors Impacting Public Health

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163976
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Like Kites in the Wind: Adolescent Decision Making Behaviors Impacting Public Health
Author(s):
Lamb, Jackie
Author Details:
Jackie Lamb, RN, BSN, CLNC, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Cente, Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA, email: jlambrn@cox.net
Abstract:
Purpose: To examine the motivational factors that influence the decision making behaviours of adolescents. Background: Motivational factors that influence the decision making behaviors of adolescents are distinctly different from those of the adult population. The power of knowledge and psychological techniques used in presenting accurate information that produces desired outcomes of disease decline; risk taking behavior reduction and healthy decision making are discussed in detail. Abstinence-only-until-marriage as the sole strategy for adolescent pregnancy prevention is inappropriate for a number of reasons including the high levels of coercion and violence in the lives of adolescents. Since teens' ability to choose abstinence is often compromised, it is imperative that we give adolescents all of the information and skills they may need to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Specifically targeted interventions that are gender specific are recognized. Empowerment of adolescent females through education in decisions regarding health, sexuality, pregnancy and family planning and domestic violence are the focus of this paper. Design: Methodologies determining what has worked are based on studies performed by the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, the National Institute of Health, and Health and the Healthy Teen Network. Conclusion: Recommendations are widespread efforts to inform, educate, and train practitioners and policymakers about the nature, extent and consequences of interpersonal violence and its links to adolescent pregnancy. Suggestions for community-wide supports and resources be made available that incorporate links among the full range of relevant fields (e.g., health, education, violence and violence prevention, law enforcement and criminal justice, mental health, and child and youth development) are identified.
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.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLike Kites in the Wind: Adolescent Decision Making Behaviors Impacting Public Healthen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLamb, Jackieen_US
dc.author.detailsJackie Lamb, RN, BSN, CLNC, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Cente, Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA, email: jlambrn@cox.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163976-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To examine the motivational factors that influence the decision making behaviours of adolescents. Background: Motivational factors that influence the decision making behaviors of adolescents are distinctly different from those of the adult population. The power of knowledge and psychological techniques used in presenting accurate information that produces desired outcomes of disease decline; risk taking behavior reduction and healthy decision making are discussed in detail. Abstinence-only-until-marriage as the sole strategy for adolescent pregnancy prevention is inappropriate for a number of reasons including the high levels of coercion and violence in the lives of adolescents. Since teens' ability to choose abstinence is often compromised, it is imperative that we give adolescents all of the information and skills they may need to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Specifically targeted interventions that are gender specific are recognized. Empowerment of adolescent females through education in decisions regarding health, sexuality, pregnancy and family planning and domestic violence are the focus of this paper. Design: Methodologies determining what has worked are based on studies performed by the Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, the National Institute of Health, and Health and the Healthy Teen Network. Conclusion: Recommendations are widespread efforts to inform, educate, and train practitioners and policymakers about the nature, extent and consequences of interpersonal violence and its links to adolescent pregnancy. Suggestions for community-wide supports and resources be made available that incorporate links among the full range of relevant fields (e.g., health, education, violence and violence prevention, law enforcement and criminal justice, mental health, and child and youth development) are identified.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:35:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:35:56Z-
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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