Strategies to overcome barriers of accessing Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) by sex workers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308012
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Strategies to overcome barriers of accessing Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) by sex workers
Author(s):
Sengane, Malmsey; Mokwena, Anna; Nare, Prince
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Malmsey Sengane, PhD, Malmsiy.Sengane@ul.ac.za; Anna Mokwena, M.Cur; Prince Nare, Honours in BSc Sociology
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Background:

Adult sex workers, irrespective of whether their work is considered criminal or not, should be afforded the same access to health, psycho-social and justice services guaranteed to all people in South Africa under national and international law. Across sub-Saharan Africa, sex workers are marginalised and face gross human rights violations, discrimination, harassment and numerous barriers to accessing healthcare such as a dearth of information, delays at police stations and hospitals, and uncertainty about legal duties, which obstruct rape survivors’ ability to access PEP.

 Purpose

To enhance sex workers access to preventative and promotive health services by developing nursing strategies to overcome the barriers they face in accessing PEP. 

Methodology

A qualitative, explorative, descriptive and contextual research design was used.   Participants were sample purposively using snowballing until saturation of data was achieved.  Adult sex workers who had worked for a minimum of 12 months and working in specific areas in the South Africa were included.  Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and focus groups.   Audio recorded interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using Tesch’s method.  Ethical approval was obtained from the relevant International Review Board, and confidentiality was maintained throughout. Trustworthiness was enhanced through, prolonged engagement and persistent observation, method triangulation, member checking, audio-recording and keeping an audit trail. 

Findings

The barriers sex workers face when accessing PEP health services are illustrated and strategies nurses could use to address these barriers will be described.

Conclusion

Sex workers are a vulnerable population who have the right to access health services without discrimination and marginalisation.  Nurses should be mindful of the barriers that prevent sex workers from accessing vital preventative health services, in order to provide comprehensive quality care to this vulnerable population.

Keywords:
Sex workers; Post Exposure Prophylaxis; Bariers
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStrategies to overcome barriers of accessing Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) by sex workersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSengane, Malmseyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMokwena, Annaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNare, Princeen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsMalmsey Sengane, PhD, Malmsiy.Sengane@ul.ac.za; Anna Mokwena, M.Cur; Prince Nare, Honours in BSc Sociologyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308012-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Background: </b><p>Adult sex workers, irrespective of whether their work is considered criminal or not, should be afforded the same access to health, psycho-social and justice services guaranteed to all people in South Africa under national and international law. Across sub-Saharan Africa, sex workers are marginalised and face gross human rights violations, discrimination, harassment and numerous barriers to accessing healthcare such as a dearth of information, delays at police stations and hospitals, and uncertainty about legal duties, which obstruct rape survivors’ ability to access PEP. <p><b> </b><b>Purpose</b><p>To enhance sex workers access to preventative and promotive health services by developing nursing strategies to overcome the barriers they face in accessing PEP.  <p><b>Methodology</b><p>A qualitative, explorative, descriptive and contextual research design was used.   Participants were sample purposively using snowballing until saturation of data was achieved.  Adult sex workers who had worked for a minimum of 12 months and working in specific areas in the South Africa were included.  Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and focus groups.   Audio recorded interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using Tesch’s method.  Ethical approval was obtained from the relevant International Review Board, and confidentiality was maintained throughout. Trustworthiness was enhanced through, prolonged engagement and persistent observation, method triangulation, member checking, audio-recording and keeping an audit trail.  <p><b>Findings</b><p>The barriers sex workers face when accessing PEP health services are illustrated and strategies nurses could use to address these barriers will be described. <p><b>Conclusion</b><p>Sex workers are a vulnerable population who have the right to access health services without discrimination and marginalisation.  Nurses should be mindful of the barriers that prevent sex workers from accessing vital preventative health services, in order to provide comprehensive quality care to this vulnerable population.en_GB
dc.subjectSex workersen_GB
dc.subjectPost Exposure Prophylaxisen_GB
dc.subjectBariersen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:23Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:23Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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