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NURSE EXPERIENCES IN IMPLEMENTING CMHN (COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH NURSING) IN BANTUR DISTRICT OF MALANG REGENCY
Yafet Pradikatama Prihanto*, Retty Ratnawati, Setyoadi
Background: CMHN is part of one of Community Health Center development program. This program will be implemented if nurses are able to convince the relevant Office that the program is urgent to be implemented based on real data in the field. In 2011, a Puskesmas nurse found data gaps in the Health Office. The data in the report mentioned that there was no incidence of mental disorders in there. However, in the field, it was found many People with Mental Disorders (PWMDs) experiencing physical restraint or confinement (called 'pasung' in Indonesia). Although nurses often encounter various obstacles because the program is still a development program, they can still persist with it. Currently, the program is still running and even becomes a pioneer in East Java Province. Objective: To explore in depth the meaning of nurse experiences when running CMHN program. Methods: Qualitative method with an interpretive phenomenological approach are used as the research design. The research also used in-depth interview technique with semi-structured interview guidelines as a data collection strategy. The researcher conducted data analysis using Intepretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Results: The research found five themes; 1) Maximization of PWMD Health Degree; 2) Nurses’ inner conflicts/dilemmas; 3) Nurse Motivation; 4) Obstacles faced by nurses; 5) Cross-sectoral cooperation in caring for PWMD. Conclusion: The themes of this study are a cycle of the implementation of CHMN program and can run continuously due to the commitment of nurses to treat PWMD.[Full Text Article]