Culture versus Technology: Bridging the Gap to Improve COVID-19 Prevention and Care based on the COVID-19 Task Force Perspectives

Authors

  • Raini Diah Susanti Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1660-6977
  • Neti Juniarti Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2303-4591
  • Desy Indra Yani Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3167-4417
  • Nurani Nurhasanah Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2021.7586

Keywords:

Culture, Coronavirus disease-19, Indonesia, Information technology, Task force

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The diversity of Indonesians’ cultural backgrounds is a challenge for Indonesia’s coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 Task Force efforts to prevent COVID-19. The “infodemic” or misleading information in the community generates both positive and negative responses toward COVID-19.

AIM: The study aims to explore the extent of Indonesia’s COVID-19 prevention and care efforts based on the perspective of the COVID-19 Task Force officers, as the frontline in society.

METHODS: This descriptive qualitative study explored the extent of COVID-19 prevention and care based on the perspective of 16 COVID-19 Task Force participants from each region in Sumedang, Indonesia. Data collection was undertaken during the pandemic through semi-structured interviews using telephone (n = 13) and face-to-face (n = 3) approaches.

RESULTS: Four themes emerged: community sentiment toward COVID-19, origin of COVID-19 in the region, collective cultural activities in local communities, and the use of information and communication technology related to COVID-19.

CONCLUSION: Collaboration with religious leaders and community leaders to integrate the concept of cultural care with the use of technology can be developed to improve COVID-19 prevention and care.

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2021-11-07

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Susanti RD, Juniarti N, Yani DI, Nurhasanah N. Culture versus Technology: Bridging the Gap to Improve COVID-19 Prevention and Care based on the COVID-19 Task Force Perspectives. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Nov. 7 [cited 2021 Dec. 4];9(T6):92-100. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/7586

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