The perception of the care and support services for nurses caring for patients with HIV/AIDS in the Intermediate Hospital Oshikati (IHO)

Shipanga, Vistorine Mtaleni (2011-03)

Thesis (MPhil (Industrial Psychology. Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management))--University of Stellenbosch, 2011.


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper reports research concerning the describe of the support services available for nurses who care for patients with Human immune-deficiencies / virus acquired deficiency syndrome HIV/AIDS care support preferences were all investigated. The study was conducted between October and November 2010, using a descriptive design. Respondents comprise twenty four (24) nurses who were conveniently selected from IHO. Results reveal that support available is inadequate in both quality and coverage of nurses. Other significant findings are inadequate job preparations; shortage of nurses that nurses prefers to receive support from both within and outside the hospital. It has been recommended that management should work with nurses to design support interventions that match the identified problems/needs. Nurses need to take an active role in caring for themselves and more in service training opportunities need to be created for nurses.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die doel van hierdie studie was ‘n ondersoek na die beskikaarheid van ondersteuningsdienste vir verpleegsters in ‘n hospitaal (Oshikati) in Namibië. Die studie is tussen Oktober en November 2010 onderneem en 24 verpleegsters is in die ondersoek gebruik. ‘n Gestruktureerde vraelys is gebruik en die data is deur middel van beskrywende statistiek verwerk. Resultate van die studie toon aan dat die ondersteuningsdienste aan verpleegsters ontoereikend is en voorstelle vir verbetering van hierdie situasie word in die werkstuk voorgestel.

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