Mother’s experience in caring for children with severe malnutrition

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It is a challenge for mothers to meet the need of children on nutrition. Failure in meeting this need causes malnutrition in children. This research is aimed to explore a mother’s experience in caring for children with severe malnutrition. A qualitative design was applied using a descriptive phenomenology approach. The total of participants involved were eight persons selected purposively. Data were collected through in-depth interview. This research found that mothers did not realize that their children experience malnutrition, causing malnutrition condition is not their main priority. Aside from that, mothers got bad treatment from the health workers during the consultation. Mothers need to be supported and empowered, handling and preventing their children from malnutrition. Health workers need to change their attitude towards patients and develop their communication and counseling skills.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJurnal Aisyah: Jurnal Ilmu Kesehatan
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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