The changing knowledge and expectations of public health nurses in a HIV/AIDS training programme for managers.

Harry, Karuna (2000) The changing knowledge and expectations of public health nurses in a HIV/AIDS training programme for managers. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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This research project examined the changing expectations and knowledge of Managers in the Department of Health who attended the Sexual Health Counselling Project offered by Rhodes University, East London, South Africa. These managers came from contexts in which the hierarchical medical model is firmly entrenched. The Sexual Health Counselling Project, drawing on theoretical principles from Narrative and other theories,presented a challenge to the standard management practices used by the managers. It also challenged how they dealt with clients. This research explored changes in expectations and knowledge prior to and during a two- week training course that the managers attended. A personal awareness and shift in knowledge occurred for many managers who examined their current practices. Some managers, who were firmly entrenched in the hierarchical model,found it difficult to change their ways of working.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hiv infections, Nursing, Hiv-positive persons, counseling of
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Psychology
ID Code:2192
Deposited By: Madireng Monyela
Deposited On:08 Nov 2011 10:24
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:22
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