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A Multi-component Living Lab on Health Engagement for Advancing Self-care Agency among Migrant Workers in South Korea: A mixed methods study
Youlim Kim, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Sookyung Kim, Junghee Kim
Res Community Public Health Nurs. 2023;34(4):281-293.   Published online December 29, 2023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/rcphn.2023.00199
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Purpose
Migrant workers battle to access health services and adapt to a new culture. Self-care agency can be essential for health self-management. This study examines the effects of a health engagement program to improve self-care agency using a living lab approach among migrant workers living in South Korea.
Methods
This study used a mixed-methods design, including a non-equivalent pre-post-test control group and three focus group interviews. Participants included 42 migrant workers from nine countries recruited via flyers, posters, and internet bulletins posted by a migrant community organization. During the 12 weeks, only the intervention group participants received four workshops addressing healthy physical activity, healthy dietary habits, effective cultural adaptation, stress management, and two outdoor cultural activities. They also participated in focus group interviews after the second, third, and fourth group activities and discussed the benefits of healthy behaviors and specific ways to implement them in real life.
Results
Participants in the intervention group showed an increase in self-care agency, health literacy, and acculturation after the 12- week intervention. Themes were derived based on the lessons from living lab activities, barriers to health behavior practices, and methods to overcome these.
Conclusion
This study demonstrated that multi-component intervention using a living lab effectively increased migrants’ participation in health promotion activities by strengthening health in their self-care agency. The qualitative and living lab approach effectively obtained comprehensive results on strategies to enhance healthy behavior engagement.
A Study on Outcomes of the Utilization of Visiting Nursing Service at the Integrated Visiting Nursing Center in Bucheon-si
Hyun-Kyung Park, Ae Jung Yoo, Ju Young Yoon, Jae Woo Choi
Res Community Public Health Nurs. 2023;34(2):127-134.   Published online June 30, 2023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/rcphn.2023.00045
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Purpose
The government has implemented a pilot project for community care for older adults and the integrated visiting nursing center in Bucheon-si operated by public fund of government to provide visiting nursing service for older adults. This study aimed to analyze the outcomes of the utilization of visiting nursing service at the integrated visiting nursing center in Bucheon-si.
Methods
This study linked the personal data from the pilot project for community care with the National Health Insurance data. The final subjects comprised 30 participants and 110 of the matched control group. The length of home stay, hospitalization, and the admission for long-term care facilities or convalescent hospitals were measured. Statistical analysis was performed through difference-in-differences analysis using generalized estimating equation and Cox proportional hazards model.
Results
The results indicated an increase of 28.2 days for length of home stay and a reduction of 69% in hospitalization from medical institutions and 81% in admission of long-term care facilities or convalescent hospitals among participants compared to the control group.
Conclusion
The visiting nursing service of the integrated visiting nursing center was effective in extending length of home stay and lowering the hospitalization of medical institutions and admission of long-term care facilities or convalescent hospitals.
The Retention Factors among Nurses in Rural and Remote Areas: Lessons from the Community Health Practitioners in South Korea
Hye Jin Park, Kyung Ja June
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2022;33(3):269-278.   Published online September 30, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2022.33.3.269
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Purpose
This study analyzed the retention factors of Korean community health practitioners who sustained over 20 years based on a multi-dimensional framework. This study suggests global implications for nurses working in rural or remote areas, even during a worldwide pandemic. Methods: The participants were 16 Korean community health practitioners who worked in rural or remote locations for over 20 years. This study identified nurses' key retention factors contributing to long service in rural and remote areas. This is a qualitative study based on the narrative method and analysis was conducted using grounded theory. A semi-structured questionnaire was conducted based on the following: the life flow of the participants' first experience, episodes during the work experience, and reflections on the past 20 years. Results: First, personal 'financial needs' and 'callings' were motivation-related causal conditions. The adaptation of environment-work-community was the contextual condition leading to intervening conditions, building coping strategies by encountering a lifetime crisis. The consequences of 'transition' and 'maturation' naturally occurred with chronological changes. The unique factors were related to the 'external changes' in the Korean primary health system, which improved the participants' social status and welfare. Conclusion: Considering multi-dimensional retention factors was critical, including chronological (i.e., historical changes) and external factors (i.e., healthcare systems), to be supportive synchronously for rural nurses. Without this, the individuals working in the rural areas could be victimized by insecurity and self-commitment. Furthermore, considering the global pandemic, the retention of nurses is crucial to prevent the severity of isolation in rural and remote areas.
Contract Employment Experiences of Visiting Nurses at Public Health Centers in the Metropolitan Area: Focused on Employment Type and Treatment
Hee Gerl Kim, Soong Nang Jang, Young Ran Chin, Jung Yi Hur, Ryoun-Sook Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2022;33(2):175-187.   Published online June 30, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2022.33.2.175
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Purpose
This study was conducted with a focus group interview that drew out experiences, limitations, and difficulties in the workplace according to the employment conditions of visiting nurses in the public health centers. Methods A total of 12 visiting nurses are those working in the public sector in Seoul and Gyeonggi province who were willing to participate in the interview. Analysis categories and coding were divided into three categories: compensation system, occupational status, and opinions to improve their treatment. Using the content analysis method, the current working status and compensation system of visiting nurses were described. Results The main themes derived from the significant statements of visiting nurses were ‘Ten years of frozen salary system’, ‘Full-time workers of their own league’, ‘Excluded from performance benefits’, ‘Every visiting nurses are virtually precarious’, ‘Experience of exclusion and discrimination’, and ‘Reasons and barriers to be a full-time worker’. All of the visiting nurses working in the community insisted on having equal treatment for work of equal value. Visiting nurses in the public health sector wanted to be set to the same payment system and the fair allowance system as well. It is necessary to continuously seek solutions to the problems left in insisting on the civil service of visiting nurses. Conclusion Visiting nurses who were working in a precarious job position felt job insecurity, and experienced discrimination, alienation, and exclusion. Legal and institutional reform is needed to improve the treatment of visiting nurses.

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  • Welfare Program Recommendation by Conditional Variational Autoencoder and Collaborative Filtering
    Sungeun Kim, Mingi Ji, Il-Chul Moon, Weonyoung Joo
    Journal of the Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers.2023; 49(1): 28.     CrossRef
The Relationships between Rural Elderly’s Suicide Literacy, Suicide Stigma and Coping Advice for Suicide Prevention: The Moderated Mediation Effect of Social Expectations for Experiencing Negative Emotions
Soon Tae An, Han Nah Lee, Jeong Hee Cho
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2022;33(2):164-174.   Published online June 30, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2022.33.2.164
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Purpose
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the rural elderly suicide literacy level upon suicide stigma and coping advice with suicidal crises (recommending professional help for a suicidal person). In particular, this study investigates the role of cultural norms (perceived social expectations for the experience of negative emotions) on suicide stigma and coping ability. Methods A survey was conducted addressing elderly people (N=119) living in rural areas. Regression analysis using SPSS PROCESS macro was used to examine the relationships among the key variables. Results Participants with higher suicide literacy showed lower suicide stigma, and this perception had a significant effect on enhancing their coping advice with suicidal crises. Also, perceived social expectations significantly influenced the relationship between suicide stigma and coping advice. With lower levels of social expectations, the mediating effect of suicide stigma on the relationship between suicide literacy and recommending professional help did not exist whereas the indirect effect was significant when it pertained to high levels of social expectations. Conclusion This result signifies that suicide stigma serves as a barrier deterring Koreans from reaching out for professional help regarding their mental health. Moreover, these findings underscore the importance of cultural psychological factors such as perceived social expectations in terms of developing suicide prevention strategies.
The COVID-19 Correspondence Work Experience of Community Health Practitioners
Jae Hyun Ha, Hyun Ju Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2022;33(2):139-152.   Published online June 30, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2022.33.2.139
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Purpose
This study aims to describe and understand the meaning and nature of community health practitioners’ coping with COVID-19. Methods In-depth interviews were conducted with 12 community health practitioners from August to October 2021, to describe and understand the nature of their coping with COVID-19. The collected data were examined and described based on Colaizzi’s phenomenological method. Results 16 theme clusters and five categories were derived from the community health practitioners’ experience of coping with COVID-19. The categories derived were: a war that began without notice, a variety of correspondence tasks assigned, struggling to fulfill given roles, correspondence tasks becoming more systematic, and a fight that has not yet ended. Conclusion Community health practitioners handled various response tasks related to COVID-19, and faithfully fulfilled their professional roles while performing the primary task of medical care. Hence, attention is required on issues related to the establishment of the national emergency healthcare system and improvement of professional competence of community health practitioners even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Furthermore, it is necessary to make ceaseless efforts to address those issues and, in order to do so, social interest and institutional support are needed.
Job Analysis of Visiting Nurses in the Process of Change Using FGI and DACUM
Ji Eun Kim, In Sook Lee, Jin A Choo, Song Whi Noh, Han Na Park, So Hyeon Gweon, Kyung Hee Lee, Kyoung Ok Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2022;33(1):13-31.   Published online March 31, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2022.33.1.13
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Purpose
This study conducted a job analysis of visiting nurses in the process of change.
Methods
Participants were the visiting nurses working for the Seoul Metropolitan city. On the basis of the Public Health Intervention Wheel model, two times of the focus group interview (FGI) with seven visiting nurses and one time of the Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) with 34 visiting nurses were performed. A questionnaire survey of 380 visiting nurses was conducted to examine the frequency, importance and difficulty levels of the tasks created by using the FGI and DACUM.
Results
Visiting nurses’ job was derived as the theme of present versus transitional roles. The present role was categorized as ‘providing individual- and group-focused services’ and ‘conducting organization management’, while the transitional role was categorized as ‘providing district-focused services’ and ‘responding to new health issues’. The job generated 13 duties, 28 tasks, and 73task elements. The tasks showed the levels of frequency (3.65 scores), importance (4.27 scores), and difficulty (3.81 scores). All the tasks were determined as important, exceeding the average 4.00 scores. The group- and district-focused services of the tasks were recognized as more difficult but less frequent tasks.
Conclusion
The visiting nurses exert both present and transitional roles. The transitional roles identified in the present study should be recognized as an extended role of visiting nurses in accordance with the current changing healthcare needs in South Korea. Finally, the educational curriculum for visiting nurses that reflects the transitional roles from the present study is needed.

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  • Community Health Nursing During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Korea: Consequences, Challenges, and Directions
    Eunjoo Kim, Ju Young Yoon, Hyori Kim
    Journal of Community Health Nursing.2023; 40(2): 79.     CrossRef
Experiences of Public Officials for the COVID-19 Response in the Community Health Center
Haeng Mi Son, Hye Ryun Yang, Bo Hyun Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):578-592.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.578
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Purpose
The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of public officials working for the Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) response in community health centers in South Korea. Methods: A qualitative thematic analysis was conducted using data collected from three focus groups and two individual interviews. Results: The participants performed quarantine tasks in a poor working environment with several problems, such as significant workload, lack of manpower, and inappropriate compensation system. Participants experienced obstacles in performing quarantine works, which had the lack of the detailed quarantine guidelines, work support and cooperation system. Participants suffered from civil complaints. Participants endured sacrifices in their personal lives while partaking in COVID-19 response work without holidays, and subsequently experienced health problems. And also participants said that it was necessary to secure expertise and effective communication for infectious disease management. Conclusion: The study results suggest that policies are required that are aimed to improve the working environment and the recruitment of experts in infectious diseases. In addition, the job stress related to the COVID-19 response by public officials in community health centers must be evaluated, and the relation of their job stress to physical and mental problems, as well as psychosocial stress, must be examined.

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  • Community Health Nursing During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Korea: Consequences, Challenges, and Directions
    Eunjoo Kim, Ju Young Yoon, Hyori Kim
    Journal of Community Health Nursing.2023; 40(2): 79.     CrossRef
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    Kyung Hee Yi, Sookja Choi, Myungwha Jang
    Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion.2023; 40(2): 31.     CrossRef
  • Development and Effectiveness of a Basic Epidemiological Investigation Simulation Program of Emerging Respiratory Infectious Diseases for Nursing Students: Application of Standardized Patients
    Jiyun Park, Gye Jeong Yeom
    Research in Community and Public Health Nursing.2023; 34: 267.     CrossRef
  • Mental Health and Quality of Life for Disaster Service Workers in a Province under COVID-19
    Ji-Won Na, Chan-Mo Yang, Sang-Yeol Lee, Seung-Ho Jang
    Journal of Clinical Medicine.2022; 11(6): 1600.     CrossRef
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    Haeng-Mi Son, Won-Hee Choi, Hye-Ryun Yang, Young-Hui Hwang
    The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education.2022; 28(4): 433.     CrossRef
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    Jae-Hyun Ha, Hyun-Ju Lee
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2022; 33(2): 139.     CrossRef
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    Yun-Jung Choi, Youn-Joo Um
    Nurse Education Today.2022; 119: 105586.     CrossRef
A Delphi Study for Development of Disaster Nursing Education Contents in Community Health Nursing
Chun Mi Kim, Song Yi Han, Young Ran Chin
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):555-565.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.555
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Purpose
This study was conducted to develop the contents of disaster nursing education in community health nursing at universities. Methods: To validate contents, the Delphi method was used. We categorized two domains(indirect disaster management and direct disaster management) and developed 48 draft items. This study applied two round surveys and 23 experts participated in this study. The content validity was calculated using content validity ratio and coefficient of variation. Results: Indirect disaster management domain was composed of three categories including 12 items: 1) Understanding of the disaster, 2) disaster management system, and 3) response by disaster stage and recovery. Direct disaster management domain was composed of nine categories including 30 items: 1) Ethical considerations, 2) communication in disasters, 3) nursing activity by disaster stage, 4) emergency nursing in disasters, 5) patient severity classification in disasters, 6) disaster nursing for vulnerable groups, 7) disaster nursing for victims, 8) psychosocial nursing and health in disasters, and 9) cases of disaster nursing in communities. Conclusion: This Delphi study identified the contents of disaster nursing education curriculum, and confirmed the validity for disaster education program in community health nursing. Based on the results, it will be helpful for training the disaster nursing and improving the competency on disaster nursing of the nursing students.

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  • A study on the types of disaster awareness in nursing students: Q methodology
    Mihyeon Seong, Dajung Ryu, Sohyune Sok
    BMC Nursing.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
Health Management Experience of Residents through Participation in the Community Based Hypertension and Diabetes Registry Program
Mi Kyoung Park, Hyeung Keun Park, Hyun Ju Kim, Ok Jin Kim, Moon Yeon Gong
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):518-528.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.518
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Purpose
This study was conducted to explore the healthcare experience of residents participating in the CommunityBased Hypertension and Diabetes Registry Program.
Methods
This study used qualitative content analysis. Data were collected from in depth interviews of fifteen participants, who either participated in the program hosted by the Training Center for Hypertension and Diabetes for more than two years or participated in an intensive one-on-one education program.
Results
The results showed that the core theme in healthcare of participants was ‘Proactive healthcare with attention and systematic guidance of experts’. The positive reinforcement of staffs and the improvement of self-efficacy through effective close management were found to be positive influencing factors of participation. The theme consisted of the following categories: ‘Participation in the program with positive expectations on healthcare’, ‘Interest in body and health’, ‘Vitality in life’, ‘Confidence in dealing with disease’, ‘Thankfulness for close care and attention’, and ‘Desire for continuous care’.
Conclusion
When establishing policies on managing chronic diseases, a strategy that reflects the results of the study is required. It is necessary to build up emotional relationship among stakeholders, and expand opportunities for close healthcare such as one-on-one customized training, and mutual cooperation with various organizations in the local community.

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    Seonah Lee, Nanyoung Song, Suhyun Kim
    Healthcare.2023; 11(9): 1297.     CrossRef
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    Hyo-Rim Son, So Youn Park, Ye-Jin Ko, Da-Woon Jung, Eun-Sook Won, Aie-Hee Cho, Do Hyun Shin, Chun-Bae Kim
    The Journal of Korean Diabetes.2023; 24(4): 232.     CrossRef
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Development and Effects of a Community-Based Death Education Program for Older Adults
Sook Nam Kim, So Young Kim
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(4):445-456.   Published online December 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.4.445
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Purpose
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of a community-based death education program for older adults.
Methods
The study was conducted as a quasi-experimental study with a non-equivalent control group and pretest-posttest design. The subjects were community elders aged over 65 registered at a community health center and were convenience sampled. The experimental group consisted of 33 participants and the control group consisted of 32 participants. Experiments are conducted from June 18 to July 24, 2020. We tested our hypothesis using an independent t-test, and paired t-test.
Results
The experimental group had significantly higher scores for psychological well-being than the control group after treatment (t=2.24, p=.028). In general attitude toward the use of life-sustaining technology, however, only the experimental group had a significant difference before and after the experiment with lower scores compared to the control group (t=-5.41, p<.001).
Conclusion
We found that the community-based death education program developed in this study was partially effective in improving older adults’ psychological well-being and general attitude toward the use of life-sustaining technology.
Typology of Community Health Vulnerabilities and Their Effects on Health Status by Type-Using Community Health Survey
Bo Hyun Park, Kyung Hee Yi, Sook Ja Choi, Sukyong Seo, Seon Im Choi
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(3):281-291.   Published online September 30, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.3.281
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Purpose
This study examined health determinants at a community level and put forward to a typology of five different forms of community health vulnerabilities. We also investigated the differences in the prevalence of chronic diseases, self-rated health, and quality of life (EQ-5D) among the five types.
Methods
Latent class analysis was applied to material, social capital, and health behavior vulnerability variables across 255 regions of South Korea. The data came from 2017 & 2019 Community Health Survey.
Results
We found five types of community health vulnerabilities: Type 1 group had the highest material vulnerabilities compared to Type 5. The typology was found to be significant in all the regression analysis on the prevalence of chronic diseases (hypertension and diabetes), self-rated health status, and quality of life. In the regions with high material vulnerabilities, the material vulnerability appeared the most effective to the health status of individual’s. In the other regions with less material vulnerabilities, the social capital and health behavior resources were found to be effective.
Conclusion
A comprehensive measure of vulnerability can be helpful to understand community health. Policy makers need to consider the level of material vulnerability when planning for a health promotion project.

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    Kichan Yoon, Munjae Lee
    Frontiers in Public Health.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
Ecological Factors and Strategies for Childhood Obesity Prevention Targeting Vulnerable Children: Using Community-Based Participatory Research
Soo Yeon Park, Jin A Choo
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2020;31(3):256-268.   Published online September 30, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2020.31.3.256
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Purpose
This study aimed to explore ecological factors and strategies for childhood obesity prevention targeting vulnerable children using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) methodology.
Methods
The CBPR was conducted by following basic process steps. Participants were 12 community stakeholders such as community child center directors (n=4), vulnerable children’s mothers (n=3), community health center officials (n=2), and lay health advisors (n=4); they were purposively sampled from K municipal county in Seoul, South Korea. The qualitative content analysis was performed to explore main themes of the ecological factors and strategies by using data obtained from 5 times of focus group interview.
Results
Twelve ecological factors associated with childhood obesity prevention were identified: Intrapersonal factors including emotional overeating; interpersonal factors including permissive parenting style of children’s eating behaviors; organizational factors including social workers’ less educational opportunities; and community/policy factors including less government financial support. Four ecological strategies for childhood obesity prevention were addressed: Developing obesity prevention programs targeting vulnerable children’ lifestyles; promoting parents’ active participation in education; building healthy meal service environments through empowering social workers; and building supportive community environment and securing community resources for child obesity prevention.
Conclusion
Our findings may be informative in terms of providing a comprehensive understanding of multi-level ecological barriers against vulnerable children’ obesity prevention and, moreover, guiding multi-level strategies for preventing childhood obesity targeting children enrolled in community child centers.

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    Kyong Sil Park
    Journal of Health Informatics and Statistics.2023; 48(3): 233.     CrossRef
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    Jeonghyun Cho, Jiyoung Park, Chongwon Park, Jinah Lee, Jina Oh, Gahui Hwang
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The Daily Life Experiences of Community Dwelling People with Mental Disabilities
Won Hee Jun, Eun Joung Choi, Hyun Mee Cho
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2020;31(3):244-255.   Published online September 30, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2020.31.3.244
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Purpose
As the daily life experiences of community-dwelling people with mental disabilities are closely correlated to mental health recovery, this study aimed to analyze their daily life experiences in depth to determine their significance.
Method
Participants included eight community-dwelling people with mental disabilities. A total of 12 in-depth interviews were conducted once or twice per participant. The collected data were analyzed using the phenomenological analysis method described by Giorgi.
Results
The daily life experiences of community-dwelling people with mental disabilities were categorized into the following four components: “encountering shocking reality in the outside world”, “life tied down by the mental illness”, “happiness and gratefulness encountered in daily life”, and “wishing for a change and self-sustaining life”. Conclusion: This study found that the recovery and welfare of community-dwelling people with mental disabilities were promoted and that these patients made necessary efforts to become a member of the local community. These findings could be used as a reference for establishing social welfare policies which enable people with mental disabilities to participate as functioning members of the community that facilitate the prevention of relapse, to promote their integration into the community. Furthermore, the present results will contribute to the development of nursing intervention programs to promote recovery and prevent relapse, to ultimately establish a mental health management system.

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    Hyun-Mee Cho, Eun Joung Choi, Hyun-Ju Choi, Eun-Ju Cho
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Nursing Students' Practice Experience on Community Visiting Nursing
Jae Hyun Ha, Jeong Hee Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2020;31(1):43-53.   Published online March 31, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2020.31.1.43
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Purpose
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of nursing students' practice on community visiting nursing.
Methods
For this study, in-depth interviews were conducted with a total of 12 nursing students, and data were collected through individual in depth interviews from September to December 2018. The data were analyzed using the phenomenological analysis method suggested by Colaizzi.
Results
The experience of visiting nursing practice consisted of four themes. Four themes are ‘Understanding visiting nursing work: Tight time and problems to overcome’, ‘Understanding visiting nursing object: People waiting for a visiting nurse’, ‘Visiting nursing practice experience: Sometimes to get reprimanded but rewarding practice’, and ‘Expectations for visiting nursing business: Hopes for development’.
Conclusion
Findings from this study presented vivid experiences of nursing students who on community home visit nursing. Community visiting nursing practice became an opportunity for students to understand visiting nursing and target people and to think about the necessity of visiting nursing and future development direction. It is necessary to develop an institutional and policy basis with regard to the increasing number and role expansion of community visit nurses.

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