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Study on Roles and Perspective of Nurses in CCC in India


  • Nisha Kadyan
  • Agency : Role of Nurses, Community Care Centers
  • Objective : The present study is an attempt to understand the Nurses roles and perspectives, their responsibilities, their job satisfaction and problems they face while working at CCC
  • Background : Community Care Centers (CCC) are the focal points to provide short term institutional care to PLHA and Nurses play a central role in delivering the care to PLHIV at CCC. Since the inception of CCC is rather new and India, being the first of its kind to provide this niche level of service in the service providersí domain, it is essential to understand the provision of care and support from the service providersí perspective.
  • Methodology : In the CCC assessment, a sampling frame of all the CCCs was prepared and out of 270 functional CCCs, 199 CCCs which have been functioning for at least one year as on November 30, 2008 were included in the study. From each selected CCCs, the nurse with maximum working experience was included in the study sample. A total of 199 Nurses working in CCC across the India were interviewed using semi-structured questionnaire. The data was analyzed using SPSS 16.
  • Findings : The results highlighted that the nurses were aware of their roles and responsibilities and were also performing the same. To effectively meet the needs of those living with the infection, nurses have assumed multiple responsibilities in HIV care and treatment in the resource restricted environment of CCC. They mentioned lack of adequate infrastructure, lack of human resources and lack of proper training as the main problems because of which they were not able to give their best. Study recommends that the weak areas like Shortage of manpower, staff training and infrastructure require attention not only to achieve the targets quantitatively but also to improve the services qualitatively.
  • Recommendations : Not Available
study is an attempt to understand the Nurses roles and perspectives, their responsibilities, their job satisfaction and problems they face while working at CC