"Amyong, Anito at Usag": Patterns of Health Belief Among Aetas of Nabuclod Pampanga

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623720
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Level of Evidence:
Qualitative Study, Ethnography
Research Approach:
Qualitative Research
Title:
"Amyong, Anito at Usag": Patterns of Health Belief Among Aetas of Nabuclod Pampanga
Author(s):
Martinez, Rudolf Cymorr Kirby P. ( 0000-0002-5323-5108 )
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Rudolf Cymorr Kirby P. Martinez, PhD, MA, RN, CAA, LMT, CSTP, FRIN, e-mail: rmartinez@sanbeda.edu.ph
Abstract:

This study, grounded on focused ethnography, explored the cultural patterns among Aetas of Nabuclod Pampanga specifically zeroing in on those practices that directly and indirectly affect the health of community members. The said community is an adopted community of the institution where the researcher was previously connected thus this study is part of the entry phase of the institution’s community organizing. Prior to the data gathering, permission from the community through its elders, barangay official and members were sought. Data, in the form of narratives, were gathered through interviews, story-telling, group discussion, observation, photo-documentation and immersion for the course of 2 years. Analysis of the narratives reveals three prominent cultural patterns among the Aetas and are as follows:1) “Amyong at Dizu”: Amulets as Preventive and Curative Ornaments, 2) “Pag-aanito”: Rituals Rites and Ceremonies for Ailment and 3) “Usag”: Cosmological Deities and Wellness. These patterns reveal that though the Aetas of Nabuclod is well oriented in the concept of western medicine, their decisions on health actions and behavior is still rooted in their cultural belief system. It is further noted that for them, their unique health practices serves as their cultural identifier as “kulot” (Aeta) as opposed to the “unat” (Lowlanders). Insight from this study reveals that there is need to integrate their health practices, and belief system in crafting health programs’ goal, objective and strategies to be more inclusive, culturally-sensitive and relevant to the community and its members as well as further preventing the prominent feeling of systemic oppression that they have experienced from the “unat” people

Keywords:
Aeta; Ethography
CINAHL Headings:
Health Beliefs--Philippines; Aborigines--Philippines; Ethnographic Research; Health Beliefs; Aborigines
Repository Posting Date:
21-Dec-2017
Date of Publication:
21-Dec-2017
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
9th National Nursing Research Conference
Conference Host:
Philippine Nursing Research Society Inc
Conference Location:
Punta Villa Resort, Arevalo, Iloilo City, Philippines
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.evidence.levelQualitative Study, Ethnographyen
dc.research.approachQualitative Researchen
dc.title"Amyong, Anito at Usag": Patterns of Health Belief Among Aetas of Nabuclod Pampangaen
dc.contributor.authorMartinez, Rudolf Cymorr Kirby P.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsRudolf Cymorr Kirby P. Martinez, PhD, MA, RN, CAA, LMT, CSTP, FRIN, e-mail: rmartinez@sanbeda.edu.phen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/623720-
dc.description.abstract<p><span>This study, grounded on focused ethnography, explored the cultural patterns among Aetas of Nabuclod Pampanga specifically zeroing in on those practices that directly and indirectly affect the health of community members. The said community is an adopted community of the institution where the researcher was previously connected thus this study is part of the entry phase of the institution’s community organizing. Prior to the data gathering, permission from the community through its elders, barangay official and members were sought. Data, in the form of narratives, were gathered through interviews, story-telling, group discussion, observation, photo-documentation and immersion for the course of 2 years. Analysis of the narratives reveals three prominent cultural patterns among the Aetas and are as follows:1) “Amyong at Dizu”: Amulets as Preventive and Curative Ornaments, 2) “Pag-aanito”: Rituals Rites and Ceremonies for Ailment and 3) “Usag”: Cosmological Deities and Wellness. These patterns reveal that though the Aetas of Nabuclod is well oriented in the concept of western medicine, their decisions on health actions and behavior is still rooted in their cultural belief system. It is further noted that for them, their unique health practices serves as their cultural identifier as “kulot” (Aeta) as opposed to the “unat” (Lowlanders). Insight from this study reveals that there is need to integrate their health practices, and belief system in crafting health programs’ goal, objective and strategies to be more inclusive, culturally-sensitive and relevant to the community and its members as well as further preventing the prominent feeling of systemic oppression that they have experienced from the “unat” people</span></p>en
dc.subjectAetaen
dc.subjectEthographyen
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Beliefs--Philippinesen
dc.subject.cinahlAborigines--Philippinesen
dc.subject.cinahlEthnographic Researchen
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Beliefsen
dc.subject.cinahlAboriginesen
dc.date.available2017-12-21T21:07:43Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-21-
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-21T21:07:43Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name9th National Nursing Research Conferenceen
dc.conference.hostPhilippine Nursing Research Society Incen
dc.conference.locationPunta Villa Resort, Arevalo, Iloilo City, Philippinesen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
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