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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616392
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Enhancing Responsible Reproductive Health Choices in Teenagers
Other Titles:
Educating Nurses and Patients to Affect Health
Author(s):
Botha, Delene E.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda-at-Large
Author Details:
Delene E. Botha, RN; AMNN, NE, NM, bothade@ufs.ac.za
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016: Purpose: The purpose of the pilot study was to create awareness amongst both boys and girls teenagers in what caring for a baby demands. Methods: The pilot consisted out of three parts: one part where boys and girls were ?caring? for a ?baby?, involvement of teachers in mathematics and language literacy and ?police? who oversaw the ?caring? of the ?babies.? Boys and girls from two local High Schools were provided with a doll made from material, a Kangaroo wrap, a cellular phone and a journal. They were requested to "care" for the "baby" continuously for seven consecutive days. Nursing students sent text messages to the boys and girls at hoc times during this period of time. The messages was triggers for the school children to attend to the "baby." The school children had to make entries in the journal of what they have done in reaction on the text messages as well as during the rest of the time. The also had to write down how they felt about the caring process. In the mathematics class the children had to calculate the expenses associated with taking care of a baby. To understand how teenagers think about babies and caring, they had to write a poem or essay on this topic.' Selected school children acted as ?police.? They duty was to report on ?child abuse? or how children was handling their ?babies.? On the last day of the project a debat with the topic of '"Having a baby while still at school",'took place. Results: Boys and girls overall did find the caring of a "baby" difficult, interfering with their personal life and expressed the view that they do not think it is feasible to have a baby while at school. The mathematic calculations brought them to the conclusion that having a baby is costly. The ?police? reported that some ?babies? were left unattended, tucked away in suitcases/bags, they were called bad names and some were beaten.' Conclusion: The school children did experience "caring of a baby" cumbersome and a financial burden. In the debate the overall view was that it is not preferable to have a baby while still at school, hopefully leading to the children to make responsible choices about sexual behaviour.
Keywords:
Reproductive health; Teenagers (learners); Baby care
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16G06; INRC16G06
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEnhancing Responsible Reproductive Health Choices in Teenagersen
dc.title.alternativeEducating Nurses and Patients to Affect Healthen
dc.contributor.authorBotha, Delene E.en
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambda-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsDelene E. Botha, RN; AMNN, NE, NM, bothade@ufs.ac.zaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616392-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016: Purpose: The purpose of the pilot study was to create awareness amongst both boys and girls teenagers in what caring for a baby demands. Methods: The pilot consisted out of three parts: one part where boys and girls were ?caring? for a ?baby?, involvement of teachers in mathematics and language literacy and ?police? who oversaw the ?caring? of the ?babies.? Boys and girls from two local High Schools were provided with a doll made from material, a Kangaroo wrap, a cellular phone and a journal. They were requested to "care" for the "baby" continuously for seven consecutive days. Nursing students sent text messages to the boys and girls at hoc times during this period of time. The messages was triggers for the school children to attend to the "baby." The school children had to make entries in the journal of what they have done in reaction on the text messages as well as during the rest of the time. The also had to write down how they felt about the caring process. In the mathematics class the children had to calculate the expenses associated with taking care of a baby. To understand how teenagers think about babies and caring, they had to write a poem or essay on this topic.' Selected school children acted as ?police.? They duty was to report on ?child abuse? or how children was handling their ?babies.? On the last day of the project a debat with the topic of '"Having a baby while still at school",'took place. Results: Boys and girls overall did find the caring of a "baby" difficult, interfering with their personal life and expressed the view that they do not think it is feasible to have a baby while at school. The mathematic calculations brought them to the conclusion that having a baby is costly. The ?police? reported that some ?babies? were left unattended, tucked away in suitcases/bags, they were called bad names and some were beaten.' Conclusion: The school children did experience "caring of a baby" cumbersome and a financial burden. In the debate the overall view was that it is not preferable to have a baby while still at school, hopefully leading to the children to make responsible choices about sexual behaviour.en
dc.subjectReproductive healthen
dc.subjectTeenagers (learners)en
dc.subjectBaby careen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:11:30Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:11:30Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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