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dc.contributor.advisor Thopola, M. K. Manthata, Joyce Maphuti
dc.contributor.other Matlala, S F 2017-03-29T13:32:00Z 2017-03-29T13:32:00Z 2016
dc.description Thesis (MPH.) -- University of Limpopo, 2016. en_US
dc.description.abstract Introduction and purpose: Midwives are the backbone of maternal and child health—the output of their action affect quality of life of mother and child. The purpose of the study was to describe the challenges encountered by one-year diploma student midwives while acquiring clinical skills at selected hospitals in Limpopo Province. Research design and method: A quantitative, descriptive cross-sectional research method was used in this study. The study population comprised all one-year diploma student midwives in selected hospitals in Limpopo Province, namely, Dilokong Hospital, Jane Furse Memorial Hospital, Mokopane Hospital, Philadelphia Hospital, Siloam Hospital and St Rita’s Hospital. The whole study population was used as the total population was small. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire. Informed consent was received from the participants as was ethical approval from the relevant authorities. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 22 with the aid of a statistician. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze and describe the data. Data were presented in tables and bar graphs.Findings: Respondents in this study indicated that they encountered the following challenges during their acquisition of clinical skills at the selected hospitals in the Limpopo Province: inadequate resources; inadequate mentoring. Male participants reported feelings of being more competent than their female counterparts. There was no relationship between acquisition of skills and marital status, and no correlation between age and acquisition of skills. en_US
dc.format.extent xvi, 98 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Challenges en_US
dc.subject One-year diploma en_US
dc.subject Enrolled nurse en_US
dc.subject Student midwives en_US
dc.subject Acquiring clinical skills. en_US
dc.subject Encounter en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Clinical competence en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Midwives -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.mesh Health Promotion en_US
dc.title Challenges Encountered by 0ne-year Diploma student midwives in acquiring clinical skills at selected hospitals in Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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