Livingin the everydayness of HIV
TheHeideggerian phenomenological study was conducted to investigate lifeexperiences, care practices, and spirituality of youngAfrican-American women who are infected with Human ImmunodeficiencyVirus (HIV) in the United States of America. Although the populationof African-American women is about 13% in the entire state, 64% ofwomen who are suffering from HIV are African-Americans. This is quitea large number compared to their total population. In this study,four themes were examined. They include living lonely with HIV,living with unsettled belligerency, betrayal, and living in theeverydayness of HIV. Despite the developing diagnosis of this chronicand incurable disease, it is still among the leading deadly diseaseshaving caused the death of quite a large number of people. HIV isaccompanied by many other social problems such as poverty,overdependence among others (Peltzer& Teel,2015).
African-Americanssuffering from HIV lack self-acceptance and thus self-care isminimal. As a result, things like stress, poverty, health state amongothers, affect them. To manage all this, health-promoting self-careactivities has been of great importance in accepting the situationand even the outcomes (Peltzer& Teel,2015). About spirituality, according to research conducted,participators described spirituality as one facilitator to beinvolved in self-care practices. The results obtained among those whoare religious and those who are not are different in self-carepractices. Religious women are doing things in a systematic manner,and their beliefs are respected. In fact, they involve themselves inthings like prayers.
Evenif one is suffering from HIV, they are supposed to understand thatthey have the life to live and should ensure self-care for a betterlife.
Nurseto nurse relationship and their effects on workplaces
Nurseto nurse relationship is very important in hospitals, dispensaries,chemists, and other health institutions. Their relationship can havean impact on the patient. Thus, a good nurse-to-nurse relationship isrecommended. Positive relationships created in health centers promotegood service rendering to the patients (Mooreet al., 2013).
Aresearch was conducted to investigate how directly nurses relate toeach other on enhancing patients care. The participants involvedseemed to have left the nursing profession. The main reason behindthem leaving was all about the working environments. In spite ofhaving many health centers, the government has a big role to play inensuring necessary environment required. They claimed that the mainreason for leaving and abandoning their profession is the poorrelationship with other nurses. They claimed that poor relationshipis because of a poor work environment, which results due tomisunderstanding, different level of education, and differentideologies among different nurses (Mooreet al., 2013).To curb this, participants pointed out characteristics of a goodworkplace environment. That is how a workplace should look like andthe responsibilities of every nurse to ensure perfect nurse-to-nurserelationship. Additionally, they identified important nursing unitswhich are left out and can enhance good nurse-to-nurse relationship.
Inconclusion, positive nursing relationships are supposed to beestablished in work environments. Misunderstandings in a workplacewill only lead to conflict, absenteeism, job turnover, and poor workperformance, which will lower work efficiency and the big losers willbe the patients. It is an urge upon every nurse and nursinginstitutions to mobilize and protest for good relationship in theirrespective workplaces for a better future.
Moore,L. W., Leahy, C., Sublett, C., & Lanig, H. (2013). Understandingnurse-to-nurse relationships and their impact on workenvironments. MedsurgNursing, 22(3),172.
Peltzer, J., Domian, E., & Teel, C. (2015). Living in the everydayness of HIV infection: experiences of young African-American women. MedSurg Nursing, 24(2), 111-119.