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Capacity building for home care in rural Namibia

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. A.C. Bates en_US
dc.contributor.author Lipinge, Scholastika Ndatinda
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-14T05:50:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-14T05:50:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03-14
dc.date.submitted 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4533
dc.description D.Cur. en_US
dc.description.abstract Like in many countries, Namibia is experiencing social and economic health care problems related to care provision at state health facilities. The Namibian State has acknowledged that it can no more afford to provide care for all the sick people alone, especially at its health facilities. It is now calling upon the society to take up the responsibility of caring for their sick people at home. Although this call is genuine and necessary, one cannot help to always wonder about the expectations of stakeholders involved in home care provision in rural Namibia. The purpose of the study was to develop and describe a model for capacity building to facilitate quality home care in rural Namibia. To achieve this the following specific objectives were formulated: 1) to explore and describe the expectations of the stakeholders involved in home care situation in rural Northern Namibia; 2) to assess the status of available resources in relation to quality home care; 3) to analyse the concept capacity as a management process and conceptualise the whole study into existing theoretical frameworks to facilitate home care in rural Namibia and 4) to develop and describe practical guidelines for the implementation of the model. A qualitative case study design was used to carry out the study. Explorative, descriptive, theory generative and inductive strategies were utilised. Face to face interviews were conducted with thirty stakeholders in home care using an interview guide. Purposive and Snowballing/networking sampling were used to identify the stakeholders involved with home care. Observations were also made with regard to the status of the resources, its availability and accessibility to the stakeholders. From the empirical phase, various expectations were expressed related to resources, namely, physical structures, knowledgeable human resources, financial and logistics, information, safe water supply, transport and communication means, support systems and mechanisms at home and community levels, food and nutrition. It was clear that resources were lacking as well as the support systems for home care. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Home care services en_US
dc.subject Nursing care plans en_US
dc.subject Home nursing (Namibia) en_US
dc.title Capacity building for home care in rural Namibia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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