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THE BARRIERS OF SELF-CARE AMONG STREET CHILDREN IN BANDA ACEH
Lisa Fitriani, Asniar Asniar, Endang Mutiawati Rahayuningsih

Last modified: 2018-09-13

Abstract


Self-care is a basic human regulatory function which is essential to be performed by any individuals to sustain their lives, health, development, and well-being. As well as other individuals, the street children perform self-care for the same purpose. However, little was known known about how they perform it, particularly the barriers which they might find to fulfill their self-care needs. This study was aimed to explore the barrier of self-care among street children living in Banda Aceh city. This descriptive phenomenological study involved eight street children from a punk community living in Banda Aceh. Data collected in this study was analyzed using Colaizzi’s method. Two themes emerged as the results of the study: 1) negative perceptions of self, environment and society; and 2) paid health services and self-care facilities. These findings are expected to serve as the evidences for the stakeholders to develop a supporting program for the street children, which facilitates the fulfillment of their self-care needs, instead of merely focusing on the enforcement of public regulation or sharia law in Banda Aceh.


Keywords


Self-care; Street Children