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Perception of professional nurses regarding home based care with specific reference to HIV patients in region of "F" of KZN

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dc.contributor.advisor Nzimakwe, D.
dc.contributor.author Gumbi, Ntombizonke Zodwa
dc.contributor.author
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-23T06:51:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-23T06:51:01Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/30
dc.description SUBMITTED IN FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS IN CURATIONIS AT THE NURSING SCIENCE DEPARTMIENT: UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND, 2001 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to identify the knowledge and attitudes of Professional Nurses with regard to Home Based Care with specific reference to HIV/AIDS patients. Attitudes and knowledge from Professional Nurses were explored especially towards nursing care of HIV/AIDS patients at home. Professional Nurses under study were from KwaZulu Natal Region F. including public hospitals and primary health care clinics. The research design was a descriptive survey using a quantitative method of investigation. Research questionnaires were distributed to 50 respondents who were Professional Nurses and collected after filling them in. Interviews were conducted personally to 10 Professional Nurses who did not form part of the main study. Based on the findings of the study the following was recommended: • There is a need for inclusion of Home Based Care in the student nurses curriculum, so as to impress upon the students during student accompaniment to see the importance and effectiveness of Home Based Care to general nurses. • Family members and relatives should take part in nursing care of their family members and be fully responsible for them. • Professional Nurses should be fully responsible for the health education aspect to people, lay workers, family members and the community at large with regard to Home Based Care services and prevention of HIV infection and AIDS. • The Government should formulate Home Based Care guidelines and policies and provide funding for such services. The participatory model should include all other private sectors and join hands with health sectors in the prevention of HIV and AIDS, [his will include Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) to make Home Based Care services sustainable. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Human immune virus en_US
dc.subject Home based care hiv/aids en_US
dc.subject AIDS (Disease) en_US
dc.title Perception of professional nurses regarding home based care with specific reference to HIV patients in region of "F" of KZN en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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