PROFESSIONAL EXPEREINCE IN THE COMMUNITY SETTING ATBULUAN DISTRICT HOSPITAL AND RURAL HEALTH UNIT, 2009.
DENNIS N. MUÑOZ, P.T.R.P., R.N., R.M.
ARMM remains at the bottom from other regions of the country in terms of healthconditions of its constituents.
is recognized lacking of sophisticated healthfacilities, manpower and financial support that shall cater the suppose to a more than four (4)millions population of the region. Further, the problems have been aggravated and troubled bythe prevailing peace and order situation in the area.Since July 2008, more than 300 residents of the Municipality of Buluan Maguindanaoprovince, that have been displaced by the on-going war between the Philippine governmentmilitary and the rebel forces of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and worst case is, the internalpolitical conflict between two dominant tyrants and lords of power in the region leading to amore troubled health condition of the locality.Let me first describe the picture of the Filipino-Muslim inhabitants of the locale of Buluan, followed by the health and cultural implications of the muslim practices in the area, aswell as theoretical application of Leiningers theory.Different inhabitants in Mindanao result in big differences of practices and beliefs.Discrimination is common and this happens everywhere. Despite this, Lumads, CatholicChristians, and Muslims are free to express their beliefs and practices. Lumads have notsuccumbed to the modern ways of living. Up to this day, they prefer to live in themountainsides of Mindanao, living the traditional life. Their beliefs can be seen through theornaments of every woman and the woven dresses they wear. They believe in spirits and gods.Theres a god for land, another for water, another for harvest, to name a few. For them, themountain is sacred. Death and illness or bad faith is believed to be the gods way of showinganger. Offering of live animals like pigs and chicken are common during tribal ceremonies for agood harvest, health and protection, and thanksgiving.Mindanao is one large community of diverse people. Understanding one anotherregardless of his or her religion or belief is best because we are all children of God, each createdunique. Respect, understanding, and appreciation of differences are important.The Muslims in the locale were truly faithful and religious like Christian, believing inmonotheism. The place of worship and meditation is in the
. Congregational prayer istraditionally done every Friday. They follow the
ive pillars o
, which requires them topray five times a day. Another global practice of Islam is the Ramadan, where Muslims abstainfrom food, drink, and sex. However this practice is not binding to all Muslims; on occasions,pregnant women and old folks Muslims are exempted from doing such religiosity due to somehealth related reasons and as part of being adherent to the sacred words and writings in theHoly Quran.
is a major Muslim prayer practiced signifying the end of Ramadhan.