Improving infection control at Atoifi Adventist Hospital, Solomon Islands: a participatory action research approach

Sparke, Vanessa Leonie (2022) Improving infection control at Atoifi Adventist Hospital, Solomon Islands: a participatory action research approach. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Vanessa explored how perceptions of disease causation and transmission influence infection control practice at Atoifi Adventist Hospital. She found germ theory was only one component. Social, cultural and spiritual beliefs also guided practice. Local beliefs must be incorporated into infection control programs to reduce hospital acquired infections in the Pacific.

Item ID: 75550
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: infection control, professional practice, developing countries, Solomon Islands, Pacific peoples health, cultural and spiritual beliefs in health, health education, sickness prevention, infection prevention, disease control
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2022 Vanessa Leonie Sparke.
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Two publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 1: Sparke, Vanessa L., MacLaren, David, Mills, Jane, Asugeni , Rowena, Moutoa, Kenny, and West, Caryn (2017) Improving infection prevention and control practices in a culturally, linguistically and spiritually diverse environment. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 24 (8). p. 42.

Chapter 2: Sparke, Vanessa L., Diau, Jason, MacLaren, David, and West, Caryn (2020) Solutions to infection prevention and control challenges in developing countries, do they exist? An integrative review. International Journal of Infection Control, 16 (1).

Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 02:35
FoR Codes: 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4516 Pacific Peoples health and wellbeing > 451606 Pacific Peoples health policy @ 32%
45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4516 Pacific Peoples health and wellbeing > 451607 Pacific Peoples health promotion @ 32%
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320211 Infectious diseases @ 36%
SEO Codes: 21 INDIGENOUS > 2111 Pacific Peoples health > 211101 Pacific Peoples determinants of health @ 32%
21 INDIGENOUS > 2111 Pacific Peoples health > 211103 Pacific Peoples health system performance @ 32%
20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200104 Prevention of human diseases and conditions @ 36%
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