Risks waiting for children working on the street and nurses’ perceptions of children working on the street: Example of Mersin
This study aims to determine health, nutrition and psychological risks of the children working in the streets and the perceptions of nurses on children working in the streets. 22 children working on the street were interviewed for the study and their neighborhoods were identified. Data were collected using 42 nurses working in family health centers in the neighborhoods where children were working in the streets. Data were evaluated by frequency, ort. and standard deviation values. It has been found that children working in the street face many infectious diseases risks, regular health checks and vaccinations cannot be done and therefore they apply for treatment in the later stages of diseases. It was found that there were difficulties in accessing services such as education and health in the slums and suburbs where they belong to poor and needy families about the children working in the streets. In the research, it was found that nurses had a lot of information about children working on the street. It has been determined that there are coordination problems between the children working in the streets and other institutions and organizations. It has been concluded that children working on the street apply to health institutions after advancing diseases related to health problems, and this situation protective and preventing health services from functioning and may cause an accumulation in secondary health services.