To recognize esteemed researchers and their works concerning health and social issues prominent in today’s society, the University Research Council (URC) of Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) held another Research Dissemination on the afternoon of Nov. 28 at the Training Room, 8th floor Xavier Hall, of the Ateneo Community Center of the First Companions.
Four researches were presented during the program. The School of Nursing (SON) with the research team of Prof. Magnolia Jadulang, RN, MN; Prof. Cynthia Villanueva, RN, MN; and Prof. Apple Alvarez, RN, MN presented their study entitled “Occupational Hazard Encountered by Psychiatric Nurses in Davao City: Quantitative Practices on Institutional Practices Employed”.
On the other hand, Dr. Judith Dalagan and Mr. Joseph Laroscain, MDC tackled a dilemma of development with their study entitled, “Sustaining Community Communication: The Journey of Radyo Tacunan”.
Two other sets of researchers highlighted the issues on drug use and drug trade. “Narratives and Disclosure of Service Providers: A Phenomenological Approach in Understanding Children Involved in Drug Trade” was discussed by Dr. Epifania Melba Manapol, RSW. Moreover, Atty. Pilariza Baldovino, Ph.D. presented her study about the “Characterizing Drug Offenders in Davao City and Tagum City”.
Participants engaged in an open forum after the presentation of the researches. There were several suggestions and recommendations raised. The presenters were also challenged to integrate their findings to community engagement and application to future researches.
URC Chair, Lourdesita S. Chan expressed her aspirations for this endeavor.
“I hope that consequential actions will be taken. We, in the University Council, wanted to engage faculty members to go into a systematic inquiry. So that our involvements will bring about positive change in the lives of our people,” she stated.
Students from Ateneo Law School, local government units, some concerned entities, private organizations, and representatives from other universities were also present during the said event.
“This kind of event is very important because it serves as an eye-opener to the people, that these kind of issues exist and we have to do something about it,” Sheranie Grace Waje of Holy Cross of Davao College said.
Another forum will be held next Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at the same venue; wherein a new set of research works will be discussed.