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dc.contributor.supervisor Woodgate, Roberta (Nursing) en_US
dc.contributor.author Sobering, Melanie Hawranik
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T19:48:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T19:48:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8448
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this qualitative exploratory descriptive study was to arrive at an increased understanding of the factors influencing access to sexual and reproductive health services by rural Manitoban adolescents. Focus groups and individual interviews were held with 23 health care providers who provide sexual and reproductive health services to adolescents. The descriptive findings of this study revealed that a number of barriers for adolescents exist, which include: transportation difficulties, system barriers, and fear of lack of confidentiality. Recommendations included: creating health services that are adolescent-friendly: evening hours, remaining open during lunch-hour, and locating a clinic near a high school; increasing nurses scope of practice; encouraging multi-disciplinary referrals; improving relationships between public health nurses and the school division; and advocacy for adolescents’ to receive comprehensive sexual health information in school. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject adolescents en_US
dc.subject sexual health en_US
dc.subject nursing en_US
dc.subject rural en_US
dc.title Addressing rural adolescents' access to sexual and reproductive health services en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Nursing en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Scruby, Lynn (Nursing) Johnston, Anna (Parkland Regional Health Authority) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing (M.N.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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