5th INSS 2018 “NGAPATI”
School of Nursing Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta once again held the International Nursing Summer School (INSS). The annual activity which has been going on since 2014 has been going on for 5 years. This activity held from August 6th until 19th 2018 with the theme “Ngapati – The Enhancement of Quality of Life and Javanese Culture in Maternity Nursing”.
Nadila Putri Mayna, as the Coordinator of the Program Division, explained that the theme taken this year was different from previous years. “This year we take the theme of maternity because we see it in Javanese culture, various myths or things that can be done during pregnancy and are trusted by some people who believe it can affect the process of pregnancy. Culture that is believed by pregnant women when pregnant will affect the mother’s attitude in providing care to the fetus. If care is carried out only in accordance with the existing cultural beliefs without being cautious with regard to a strong foundation or in accordance with Islamic teachings, it can affect the condition of the mother and fetus. Whereas by paying attention to the appropriate foundation can provide useful care for the mother and her fetus and can also reduce the level of MMR and IMR that occur “.
Nadila again explained the taking of the word Ngapati or called Ngupati was a ritual of 4 months of pregnancy by the Javanese community. “Ngapati” comes from the word papat, Javanese which means four. So, this is a tradition when there are pregnant women whose pregnancy has reached 4 months. Ngapati was marked by a feeding ceremony which one of the menus was ketupat. This ritual only happens in Indonesia.
5th INSS was attended by 11 participants from international universities including Banha University Egypt, Ubon Ratchathani University Thailand, Universiti Putra Malaysia, and also universities from Indonesia including Muhammadiyah Ciamis STIKes and Jakarta National University. The activity was opened through the pre-opening and welcoming ceremony on Monday (06/08/2018).
(Photo : Pre Opening with Lecturers School of Nursing UMY (06/08/18))
The 5th INSS activities include various academic activities (such as lectures and skills labs) and non-academic (city tours and more). Tie Ngiuk Ling as a participant said, “We are very happy and interested in being able to study nursing in Indonesia, especially maternity nursing. In addition, we also exchanged ideas about how to nursing in Indonesia and our home country”. Besides these activities, INSS participants also had the opportunity to learn Indonesian and Javanese as well as learn how the philosophy of Yogyakarta is directly from the history teacher Mr. Yusuf Istianto, M.Pd.
(Photo : Baby Massage Skill lab with Mrs. Romdzati and Mrs. Rahmah)
5th INSS also held a Live In event in Sambikerep Village, Kasihan, Bantul, Yogyakarta on 11 – 12 August 2018. Participants had the opportunity to live and feel life in the village. These activities include morning exercises with villagers, adolescent reproductive health counseling, and free health checks. This activity was also attended by lecturers and alumni of PSIK UMY. Head of the Sambikerep Village Mr. Longgar Hartono said “this activity is very interesting because it was the first time participants from overseas who want to know and learn about the culture in our village. All residents were very enthusiastic in welcoming the participants and friends from nursing UMY”. Participants also had the opportunity to see first hand the pregnancy procession of “Mitoni”, see the appearance of gejok lesung, learn how to make emping chips, and see the making of wayang kulit.
(Photo : Morning Exercise with Sambikerep Villagers)
This activity was closed through the closing ceremony on August 18, 2018. The Head of the School of Nursing UMY, Mrs. Shanti Wardhaningsih, Ns., M.Kep., Sp. Jiwa greatly appreciated the INSS activities. She hopes the knowledge gained from this activity can be a lesson so that in the future it can improve nursing care, especially maternity nursing and become a professional nurse. Salah Mohammed, an Egyptian participant, revealed, “This INSS program is a very good event. I have gained a lot of experience from Indonesia and later I will share this experience in my country. I would like to thank all the lecturers, organizers, and parties who have taken good care of us while in Indonesia”. (rhp)
(Photo : Closing Ceremony)
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