Drawing insights from the culture-centered approach (Dutta-Bergman, 2004; Dutta, 2007), the purpose of this paper is to explore the meanings of, experiences with, and…
Drawing insights from the culture-centered approach (Dutta-Bergman, 2004; Dutta, 2007), the purpose of this paper is to explore the meanings of, experiences with, and information sources for antibiotics among at-risk yet understudied populations in urban and economic margins in the Global South.
Given the exploratory purpose of this paper, it used qualitative approach specifically focus group discussions with mothers, guardians and female senior citizens from Manila, Philippines.
Antibiotics had multiple meanings – from purposes and modes of acquisition to side-effects. Experiences with antibiotics were not only tied to financial difficulties, but also in administering antibiotics to children or wards and managing side-effects. Furthermore, medical doctors were the most accessed and preferred sources of antibiotics-related information.
To date, this paper is one of the few to argue that knowing the conditions into which antibiotics are situated in the Global South is critical for strengthening global public health campaigns and policies against antimicrobial resistance a and reducing global health inequity.
The purpose of this paper is two-fold. First, it explores the extent to which diversity of connectivity or the connection through multiple internet access points may…
The purpose of this paper is two-fold. First, it explores the extent to which diversity of connectivity or the connection through multiple internet access points may facilitate online privacy behavior. Second, it explains the diversity of connectivity-online privacy behavior link in terms of information literacy.
Situated in the context of urban poor youth in the Philippines (n = 300), this paper used a quantitative approach, specifically an interview-administered survey technique. Respondents were from three cities in Metro Manila. To test for indirect relationship, survey data were analyzed using bootstrapping technique via SPSS macro PROCESS (Hayes, 2013).
Urban poor youth with diversified connection to the internet engaged in online privacy behavior. The more the youth are connected to the internet through diverse modalities, the more this fosters cautious online privacy behavior. In addition, information literacy explained how diversity of connectivity facilitated online privacy behavior. It suggests that differences in online privacy behavior may result from the extent of basic know-how of navigating online information. In the context of the urban poor in the Global South, the youth are constantly negotiating ways to not only connect to the internet but also acquire digital skills necessary for protective online behaviors.
To date, this is one of the few papers to contribute to conversations about online privacy among youth in the Global South. It broadens the literature on social determinants of online privacy behavior that is crucial for designing policy interventions for those in the margins.
– The purpose of this paper is to explore the meanings and experiences of health of Filipino female household service workers (FHSWs) in Hong Kong (HK).
The purpose of this paper is to explore the meanings and experiences of health of Filipino female household service workers (FHSWs) in Hong Kong (HK).
It draws theoretic insights from culture-centered approach to health communication and uses in-depth interviews and field notes.
For FHSWs, meanings of health are contingent on work. Health is valued not just because it allows FHSWs to fulfill the daily demands of employers but also it provides assurance for sustained employment contracts. Relative to formal labor and migration policies, informal rules and regulations of employers put unreasonable demand for FHSWs to be healthy. Furthermore, FHSWs experience health along the themes of periphery and center, physical and non-physical, internal and external, and right and privilege.
The experiences and meanings of health reported in this paper are limited to FHSWs in HK and may differ from other countries. Employers, non-government organizations, and private and public health care personnel need to be included to generate a more nuanced discussion of migration health in HK.
In designing health promotion for FHSWs, employers as target audience should also be considered.
Despite growing evidence, the consequences of international and temporary labor migration on women’s health largely remain under-theorized. To date, this paper is one of the few to engage health communication theory in rethinking migration health scholarship.