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Title: Being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI): sources of support for young women
Contributor(s): East, Leah (author); Jackson, Debra  (author); O'Brien, Louise (author); Peters, Kath (author)
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1080/10376178.2015.1013427
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Abstract: Background: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are prevalent throughout the world with the rate of these infections increasing on a daily basis. STI acquisition has the ability to cause personal adversity and elicit feelings of stigma and shame. Aim: The aim of this paper is to report on the sources of support young women who acquired STIs drew on to overcome their associated adversity. Methods: This study utilised a feminist qualitative methodology. Findings: Findings revealed that the women drew on both personal and anonymous sources of support. Conclusion: Nurses and other health-care professionals need to be equipped with knowledge and strategies to promote personal wellbeing and minimise the adversity felt among people having acquired these infections.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Contemporary Nurse, 50(1), p. 50-57
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
ISSN: 1839-3535
Field of Research (FOR): 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920210 Nursing
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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