The Perspectives of Nurses and HIV-Positive Women on a Selected Model of Pregnancy Decision-Making Processes in Northeast Thailand

  • ๋Jaruwan Kownaklai Asistant professor
  • Mark Hayter

Abstract

Many women living with HIV intend to become pregnant. This is especially true for women who have received ARV treatment for a certain period. The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives of nurses and Thai pregnant women living with HIV on pregnancy decision-making processes. This is a descriptive and qualitative study. Small group discussions were conducted with five nurses working with HIV-positive women and in-depth interviews were conducted with five Thai HIV-positive pregnant women. A model of the pregnancy decision-making process was provided to participants for the discussion. The nurses’ and women's perspectives on the model can be divided into two themes: 1) The perspective of the selected model and its five sub-themes, namely: 1.1) How the substantive model reflects the pregnancy decision-making process; 1.2) Complexity; 1.3) Usability; 1.4) Strength; 1.5) Weaknesses, in addition to the perspectives of women and nurses on the application of the model. The model reflects the real-life experiences and decision-making processes of Thai women with HIV, where each category shows the trail of the women's decision-making process. However, the model is complex and requires substantial explanation. From the participant's point of view, the model reflects the barriers to the practices and services provided.

Published
2022-11-21
How to Cite
KOWNAKLAI, ๋Jaruwan; HAYTER, Mark. The Perspectives of Nurses and HIV-Positive Women on a Selected Model of Pregnancy Decision-Making Processes in Northeast Thailand. Jurnal Keperawatan Soedirman, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 3, p. 123-130, nov. 2022. ISSN 2579-9320. Available at: <http://jos.unsoed.ac.id/index.php/jks/article/view/6596>. Date accessed: 08 feb. 2023. doi: https://doi.org/10.20884/1.jks.2022.17.3.6596.
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