The expectations of gay with HIV/AIDS regarding nurses in Indonesia

Malianti Silalahi, H. Susanti, Ria Utami Panjaitan

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Abstract

Objective: There has been a lack of literature available to nurses on care provision to gay individuals with HIV/AIDS. Research nurses’ interaction with gay patients with HIV/AIDS is important for providing and improving such nursing care. Method: This study used a qualitative descriptive design. Data was collected using depth interviews from 14 participants gay with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia, which were analyzed using thematic approach. Research results: This research yielded three themes: (1) nurses’ acceptance of gay with HIV/AIDS; (2) extensive knowledge among nurses about gay and HIV/AIDS; and (3) communication nurses are warm and without barrier. Conclusion: Attitudes, knowledge, and communication are key issues impacting the nursing care of gay with HIV/AIDS. Attitude and other non-verbal communication should be considered by nurses when providing care. Value of culture should be considered by nurse when providing care for gay patient.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Communication
  • Gay
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Knowledge
  • Nurses

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