HIV/AIDS and the impact of stigma and general discrimination within an organisation

Padayachy, Felicia (2011-12)

Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2011.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This research has sought to critically discuss and analyse how the introduction of a HIV and AIDS policy in the workplace reduces stigma and discrimination within the workplace, increases VCT and reduces the risk of infection. This research, sought to further discuss and analyse how the ideas, beliefs and values embedded within a HIV and AIDS policy can be further extended into the community. This research focused on the literature of key theorists such as Donnely, S. (2002). A New Form of Discrimination in the Workplace (www.iol.co.za April 29th 2002), Hereck, G.M. (1990). Illness Stigma and AIDS. Psychological Aspects of Serious Illness. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association. Goffman, E. (1963). Stigma: Noted on the Management of Spoiled Identity. New Jersey: Prentice Hall as a means of validating the research. This research has further made use of both qualitative and quantitative methods through the use of biographical questionnaires and structured one-on-one interviews. In so doing the research has found that the implementation of a HIV and AIDS workplace policy would assist in eradicating stigma and discrimination in the workplace.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die doel van die studie was om te bepaal tot watter mate die implementering van 'n MIV/Vigsbeleid stigma en diskriminasie in die werksplek kan verminder, vrywillige toetsing kan aanmoedig en infeksie kan voorkom. Die navorsing poog verder om te bepaal op welke wyse die idees, waardes en gelowe, soos vervat in 'n MIV/Vigsbeleid, uitgebrei kan word na die wyer gemeenskap. Die navorsing focus op die teoretiese werk van Donnely, S. (2002), A New Form of Discrimination in the Workplace (www.iol.co.za April 29th 2002); Hereck, G.M. (1990). Illness Stigma and AIDS. Psychological Aspects of Serious Illness. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association en Goffman, E. (1963). Stigma: Noted on the Management of Spoiled Identity. New Jersey: Prentice Hall ten einde die geldigheid van die navorsing te bepaal. 'n Gestruktureerde vraelys en onderhoude is vir dataversameling gebruik en die bevinding van die studie is dat 'n goed-geformuleerde MIV/Vigsbeleid wel stigma en die diskriminasie in die werksplek kan voorkom.

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