Role expectations of barangay health workers in the provision of reproductive health services: a Lalaan I case study

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dc.contributor.author Oendo, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-10T03:24:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-10T03:24:54Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.aiias.edu/handle/3442/736
dc.description Unpublished Thesis (MPH) en_US
dc.description.abstract An understanding of the Barangay Health Worker’s (BHWs) perceived role expectations in the context of socio-cultural, legal, and religious milieu is useful for an improved BHW program development. This qualitative case study uses focus group discussions, key interviews, observations, and document reports. The aforementioned were retrieved from Lalaan 1 health center BHWs, midwife, and counselor for data collection. Analysis of the findings revealed the facilitator, health information provider, and program promoter roles, which BHWs most often perceive as expected of them in the reproductive health service provision. Social and cultural expectations revealed mostly navigator and supportive roles. BHWs reflected differing degrees of influence from legal constraints and community roles. The themes expressed from religious expectations and their involvement as members of a health team provided useful understanding of BHWs experiences. The study provides insight into BHWs’ perceived role expectations and offers training recommendations to barangay health center administrators and BHW program planners. These findings may be further beneficial to community health worker programs at local and national levels. The findings suggest that the primary health care idea of community-based health care delivery is worth implementing though this concept should be revisited within its operational context for better training and application. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject Community health services. en_US
dc.subject Reproductive health services. en_US
dc.subject Public health. en_US
dc.subject Rural health. en_US
dc.subject Community health aides en_US
dc.subject Maternal health services en_US
dc.title Role expectations of barangay health workers in the provision of reproductive health services: a Lalaan I case study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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