THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Nurses are expected to be adaptive since changes are always constant. In health care setting, patients come and go. In community setting, the health care is being reached out to the community. Some of the roles and functions of a nurse are communicator, teacher, counselor, and change agent. As perceived by the researchers, a public nurse should possess all of this in terms of providing health teaching and counseling to their clients about Family Planning. A nurse should be a communicator to be able to identify the client’s problems and then relay this to other members of the health team. A nurse should be a teacher to help the clients learn about their health needs. A nurse should be a counselor to help the client recognize and cope with a situation and let them understand and adjust. Lastly, a nurse acts as a change agent to be able to assist the client to modifications in their behavior. As student nurses, one must learn and achieve the different roles and functions of a nurse. Exposure to the different community areas gave the researchers idea on how one must associate and mingle with the different classes of people and different age-groups. Also, these exposures to the different out-patient department such as the barangay health center gave the researchers the chance to conduct health teaching. Because of this, the researchers wondered if the information they are sharing are remembered and understood by the participants. One of the most taught concepts in the health center are the different Family Planning Methods. The World Health Organization advocated the need to let the people understand Family Planning and how it can benefit a family. Its main goals is to improve access to and the quality of family planning and other sexual and reproductive health services;...