The self-management of therapists in private somatology practices in Pretoria-North

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. K. Jooste; Dr. J. Maritz en_US
dc.contributor.author Richter, Karien
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-19T06:28:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-19T06:28:18Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-19
dc.date.submitted 2012-05-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5117
dc.description M.Tech. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore and describe the experiences of the somatology therapist from which guidelines for the self-management of therapists within private somatology practices were described. The guidelines were derived from the two research questions: "How do therapists experience self-management during their daily practices?" and "What can be done to improve the self-management of therapists within private somatology practices?" A descriptive, exploratory and contextual qualitative design was used with the underlying philosophy of an Appreciative Inquiry. The accessible population consisted of therapists (N=15) practicing in six private somatology practices in the Pretoria-North region. Purposeful sampling was used in this study. The data collection was conducted by means of individual semi-structured interviews and field notes. The question was formulated by means of Appreciative Inquiry guidelines. A pilot interview was conducted with one participant that served as the preparation for the study. Tesch's Method of data analysis was used to identify themes and sub-themes. The Model of Lincoln and Guba was used to ensure that trustworthiness and ethical considerations were maintained throughout the process. Informed consent was given by the private somatology clinic and therapists. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Somatology therapist en_US
dc.subject Self-management of therapists en_US
dc.title The self-management of therapists in private somatology practices in Pretoria-North en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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