Analysis of Food Process in the Dietetics and Nutrition Department at Wamena Hospital, Papua

Maria Louisa Rumateray, Dumilah Ayuningtyas


1)Masters Program in Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia

2)Department of Health Administration and Policy, Faculty of Public Health,

Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia



Background: Food and nutrition play an important role in the prevention and ma­nage­ment of ma­ny chronic diseases. Dietitians working in health care recognize the im­portance of being well in­tegrated into a multidisciplinary general practice team. This ena­bles them to deliver more co­lla­borative and coordinated nutrition care alongside their colleagues, to benefit patient care. The pur­pose of this study was to determine fac­tors affecting the dietary service provision in the die­te­tics and nutrition department at Wa­me­na Hospital, Papua.

Subjects and Method: This was a descriptive study conducted at dietetics and nutri­tion de­part­ment at Wamena Hospital in Papua, Indonesia. Sample of this study con­­sisted of head de­partment, nutritionist, Kitchener, and waitress. The data were co­llec­ted by observation and in depth-interview. The data were validated by triangu­la­tion tech­nique and described accordingly.

Results: Dietary services (menu planning, food materials supply, receiving and storing, food pro­­cessing, food distribution and food serving) had been provided accord­ing to the hospital nu­tri­tion guidelines. However there was still a flaw within its pro­cess, such as one in food pro­cess­ing and serving. Kitchener and waitress did not use ap­pro­priate personal protective equip­ment. There was an issue about unstandardized facility.

Conclusion: Dietary services have been provided according to the hospital nutrition guide­lines des­pite some flaws within food processing and serving.

Keywords: dietary, provision, services, nutrient, hospital.

Correspondence: Maria Louisa Rumateray. Masters Program in Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia. Email: Mo­bi­le: 08131­7224577.


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