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Lebuile J Mogakwe, Hafisa Ally, Nomasonto B D Magobe
BACKGROUND:  The Republic of South Africa (RSA) is shifting towards universal health coverage and a unified health system. This milestone can be achieved through the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI). To employ NHI, health establishments in the country are compelled to comply with quality standards. The non-compliance with quality standards at primary health care (PHC) clinics within a district in Gauteng, which was verified by quality standards' audit reports, prompted an intervention...
April 23, 2019: Curationis
Katlego D T Mthimunye, Felicity M Daniels
BACKGROUND:  Educational environments have been found to bear a substantial relationship with the academic performance and success, as well as the retention, of students. OBJECTIVES:  The study objectives were to (1) evaluate the educational environment as perceived by undergraduate nursing students at a school of nursing (SON) in Western Cape province and (2) investigate whether the educational environment, or components thereof, is perceived negatively or positively among undergraduate nursing students of different year level, gender, home language and ethnicity...
April 8, 2019: Curationis
Spumelelo P Nyide, Petra Brysiewicz, John Bruce, Damian L Clarke
BACKGROUND:  Health care professionals are expected to deliver safe and effective health services; however there is increased realisation that adverse events in the health system are a major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES:  To conduct a retrospective audit of nursing-related morbidities in a state hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. METHOD:  A retrospective audit of nursing-related morbidities documented by the surgical service was carried out using the Hybrid Electronic Medical Registry data for a period of 3 years - 01 November 2013 to 31 October 2016...
March 27, 2019: Curationis
Hulisani Malelelo-Ndou, Dorah U Ramathuba, Khathutshelo G Netshisaulu
BACKGROUND:  Providing optimal care to critically ill patients poses challenges in resource-poor settings because of the lack of equipment, inadequately trained personnel and limited infrastructure. OBJECTIVES:  This study explored challenges experienced by health care professionals working in resource-poor intensive care units. METHOD:  A qualitative, explorative, descriptive design was used. The population comprised nurses and doctors working in an intensive care unit of one hospital in the Limpopo province of South Africa...
March 26, 2019: Curationis
Siyabulela E Mgolozeli, Hilda N Shilubane, Lunic B Khoza
BACKGROUND:  The implementation of the Mother-Baby Friendly Initiative (MBFI) strategy demonstrated its capabilities to improve global children's health and maternal survival. However, its implementation in primary healthcare (PHC) facilities remains a challenge as many nurses are reluctant to adopt it for the improvement of child and maternal healthcare services in their respective clinics. OBJECTIVES:  The primary objective of this study was to determine the attitudes of nurses towards the implementation of the MBFI in selected PHC facilities in the Makhuduthamaga Municipality, Limpopo province...
March 5, 2019: Curationis
Richard M Rasesemola, Gert P Matshoge, Tendani S Ramukumba
BACKGROUND:  Implementation of the Integrated School Health Policy (ISHP) requires strong intersectoral collaboration on the part of key role players such as the Department of Health, Department of Basic Education and Department of Social Development. These departments and educational structures such as school governing bodies, teacher unions and learner organisations, academic institutions, civil society and development partner organisations are also expected to contribute to the development of sustainable and comprehensive school health programmes...
February 25, 2019: Curationis
Azwidihwi R Tshililo, Lizzy Mangena-Netshikweta, Livhuwani H Nemathaga, Mary Maluleke
BACKGROUND:  Integration of human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV and AIDS) services into primary healthcare (PHC) is a key public health approach to achieving universal access to antiretroviral therapy (ART). Despite the government's efforts of integrating HIV services into PHC, an insufficient number of PHC staff and inadequate infrastructure are challenging when integrating HIV and AIDS services into PHC. This study explored the challenges of PHC nurses regarding the integration of HIV and AIDS services into PHC...
January 28, 2019: Curationis
Hafaza B Amod, Petra Brysiewicz
BACKGROUND:  The need to use innovative teaching and learning strategies in the nursing pedagogy is important in the 21st century. The challenges of clinical sites and opportunities for nursing students to gain clinical experience are a growing concern for many nurse educators. High-fidelity human patient simulators (HFHPS) are computerised mannequins that replicate a real-life patient, and when integrated into classroom teaching they allow students to become fully immersed into an almost real-life scenario...
January 21, 2019: Curationis
Prenola D Mudaly, Ntombifikile G Mtshali
BACKGROUND:  Globally, there is consensus on the need for student support to address high student attrition and low throughputs, especially in nursing and midwifery programmes. OBJECTIVES:  This study analysed the implementation of academic monitoring and support (AMS) in an undergraduate nursing programme to generate a context-informed academic monitoring and support middle-range theory. METHOD:  An ethnographic design and grounded theory approach were adopted in this study...
December 3, 2018: Curationis
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November 28, 2018: Curationis
Masenyani O Mbombi, Tebogo M Mothiba, Rabelani N Malema, Mokgadi Malatji
BACKGROUND:  Absenteeism is a global problem in the working force and this is no exception in the nursing profession. Much attention has been drawn to factors that contribute to absenteeism; however, little attention has been placed on the effects of absenteeism on nurses remaining on duty by their colleagues. Nurses absent themselves leaving behind their colleagues to execute their part of work. OBJECTIVES:  To investigate the effects of absenteeism on nurses who remained on duty at a tertiary hospital in Limpopo province...
November 27, 2018: Curationis
Indiran Govender, Kathryn Nel, Nhlanhla Banyini
BACKGROUND:  Sport has the capability to unite a country. To achieve winning teams, athletes have to rely on each other and often have close physical contact. Disclosure of a positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status may be problematic for athletes in contact sports as they may suffer discrimination and stigmatisation which may impact their relationship behaviours. This may impact frontline nursing and medical staff dealing with on-field 'blood' injuries. OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this study was to determine if individuals who participate in football and rugby are aware of the risk of HIV infection in contact sports and their perceptions and reported behaviour towards HIV-positive athletes...
November 14, 2018: Curationis
Gabieba Donough, Marianna Van der Heever
BACKGROUND:  Clinical supervision plays a major role in the undergraduate nursing programme. There have been some local studies addressing clinical supervision; however, there still remains a lack of knowledge and understanding how to improve quality supervision of undergraduate nursing students. This article is based on the authors' original thesis. OBJECTIVES:  The objective of the study was to explore the experiences of undergraduate nursing students on clinical supervision...
November 12, 2018: Curationis
Erhabor S Idemudia, Matthew O Olasupo, Mantwa W Modibo
BACKGROUND:  Stigma among people with chronic illnesses exists, preventing many sufferers from presenting for treatment especially in South Africa. OBJECTIVES:  This study compared stigma experiences of people living with human immunodeficiency virus and/or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV and/or AIDS) (PLWHA) and people living with hypertension (PLWHPT) in Limpopo Province of South Africa. METHOD:  Using a cross-sectional design, 600 participants (300 PLWHA with mean age of 31 years, standard deviation of 8...
October 25, 2018: Curationis
Ntombizodwa P Ndou, Salaminah S Moloko-Phiri
BACKGROUND: Over the last 20 years, more men have been choosing to pursue a career in nursing. Despite this, men remain a minority in the nursing workforce around the world, including South Africa. Even though there is an increase in the number of male students entering the profession, male students remain a minority. Comparatively speaking, there is no balance between the number of female and male students taken in each intake. This is even reflected in the South African Nursing Council statistics...
October 4, 2018: Curationis
Princess N Msibi, Ramadimetja Mogale, Maretha De Waal, Nomathemba Ngcobo
BACKGROUND: E-Delphi is an online method widely used in health and social research to strengthen decision-making processes and reach consensus on developing guidelines for health services. OBJECTIVES: The e-Delphi technique was designed to formulate and appraise a set of criterion-referenced guidelines for women's health concerns of mineworkers at a selected coal mine in Mpumalanga, South Africa. METHOD: The University Learning Management System's discussion forum was customised to suit the characteristics of e-Delphi as the second phase of a primary study on the formulation of guidelines for women's health concerns...
October 4, 2018: Curationis
Marcia L Kay, Marie Poggenpoel, Chris P Myburgh, Charlene Downing
BACKGROUND:  While working in a psychiatric hospital, the researcher observed the beneficial effects of the mindfulness programme offered to patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Little support was offered to family members who attempted to manage their relatives diagnosed with BPD. The family members often experienced stress, depression, grief and isolation. OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this research was to explore and describe the experiences of family members who have a relative diagnosed with BPD...
October 3, 2018: Curationis
Yonas R Guta, Patrone R Risenga, Mary M Moleki, Merertu T Alemu
BACKGROUND:  Community-based care can serve as a valuable programme in the provision of essential maternal and newborn care, specifically in communities in low-income countries. However, its application in maternal and newborn care is not clearly documented in relation to the rendering of services by skilled birth attendants. OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of the analysis was to clarify the meaning of the concept 'community-based maternal and newborn care and its relationship to maternal and newborn health'...
September 26, 2018: Curationis
Moitlamo Mokgetse, Mokholelana M Ramukumba
BACKGROUND:  The female condoms are a barrier method of contraception. The FC1 female condom is made from soft thin plastic called polyurethane and has been replaced by FC2 female condom, which is made of synthetic latex. The female condom is worn inside the vagina and acts as a barrier to prevent semen getting to the womb. It is about 75% - 82% effective with normal use. When used correctly all of the time, female condoms are 95% effective. Despite evidence of its effectiveness, the use of the female condom has continued to face resistance from both women and men...
September 20, 2018: Curationis
Maureen N Sibiya, Hazel T Mahlanze
BACKGROUND:  Much like the rest of the world, student access and success are primary concerns of the South African higher education institutions, especially in the face of data that suggest that up to 50% of students do not successfully complete their course of study. Despite compulsory and free basic education for all South Africans, and increased government funding for education, there has been little impact on learner performance and the majority of primary schools remain poor. To improve access and success and in keeping with international practice, the Department of Nursing at the selected university of technology in 2013 offered for the first time the extended curriculum programme (ECP)...
September 20, 2018: Curationis
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