Show simple item record Moshidi, Maria Lebeko Malema, Rambelani Nancy Muthelo, Livhuwani Mothiba, Tebogo Maria 2022-11-30T10:29:33Z 2022-11-30T10:29:33Z 2021
dc.identifier.citation Moshidi, M.L.; Malema, R.N.; Muthelo, L.; Mothiba, T.M. Provision of Care to the People with HIV: Voices of Professional Nurses in the Public Hospitals of Limpopo Province, South Africa. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3112. en_US
dc.description Journal article published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, 18, 3112 en_US
dc.description.abstract The battle against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic are still raging in South Africa (SA) despite all the preventive strategies implemented via the five-year strategic plan (2011–2015). The intensity of the AIDS pandemic in SA creates additional challenges for the health workers as they have to deal with an increasing number of people who suffer from this disease. Professional nurses are a critical part of the workforce. The qualitative, explorative, descriptive, and contextual study design was conducted in five public hospitals from each district of Limpopo Province. The purpose of the study was to explore and describe experiences regarding support received by professional nurses while providing care to HIV and AIDS patients in the public hospitals of Limpopo Province. Purposive sampling was employed to select the participants who provided care to HIV and AIDS patients for 24 months or more. The recruitment of participants continued until data saturation was reached at participant number 20. Data were collected through face-to-face individual interviews using a semi-structured guide. Data were analyzed using Tech’s qualitative data analysis method. Trustworthiness was measured through credibility, dependability, confirmability, and transferability. Findings: Emotional and physical strain due to a shortage of staff, heavy workload, staff turnover, and high absenteeism were experienced by the nurses fulfilling these tasks. Exhaustion, fatigue, increased levels of stress, and lack of training, counselling, debriefing sessions, recognitions, and reward systems were also experienced. Recommendations: A program for support of all professional nurses providing care to HIV and AIDS patients should be conceptualized and implemented. en_US
dc.format.extent 12 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher MDIP en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject HIV and AIDS en_US
dc.subject Professional nurses en_US
dc.subject Public hospital and care en_US
dc.subject.lcsh HIV (Viruses) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) - Patients en_US
dc.title Provision of care to the people with HIV : voices of professional nurses in the public hospitals of Limpopo Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search ULSpace


My Account