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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113439/nurses-knowledge-and-attitudes-regarding-malnutrition-in-children-and-its-management-in-ghana
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Victor Mogre, Alaru Yakubu, Musah Fuseini, Anthony Amalba, Sixtus Aguree
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition contributes significantly to child morbidity and mortality. Nurses require appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to prevent and treat malnutrition in children using appropriate guidelines or protocols. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article was to assess nurses' knowledge, attitudes towards malnutrition and its management using the World Health Organization (WHO) or United Nations International Children's Fund guidelines for the treatment of severely malnourished children and to evaluate factors associated with their knowledge and attitudes...
October 31, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113438/performance-in-grade-12-mathematics-and-science-predicts-student-nurses-performance-in-first-year-science-modules-at-a-university-in-the-western-cape
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Katlego D T Mthimunye, Felicity M Daniels
BACKGROUND: The demand for highly qualified and skilled nurses is increasing in South Africa as well as around the world. Having a background in science can create a significant advantage for students wishing to enrol for an undergraduate nursing qualification because nursing as profession is grounded in scientific evidence. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive validity of grade 12 mathematics and science on the academic performance of first year student nurses in science modules...
October 26, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113437/men-s-reproductive-health-knowledge-in-mankweng-district-limpopo-province
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Richard M Rasesemola, Tendani S Ramukumba, Majapi Masala-Chokwe, Zerish Z Nkosi
BACKGROUND: Gender roles influence men's attitudes towards reproductive health, and society might assume that reproductive health issues, fertility and family planning are women's responsibilities. Moreover, literature shows that men have insufficient knowledge about reproductive health matters and some misconceptions about modern contraceptive practices. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to describe reproductive health knowledge of men in Mankweng District and was conducted in 2015...
October 19, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041785/professional-nurses-lived-experiences-regarding-the-performance-management-system-in-the-mopani-district
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Sheillah H Mboweni, Lufuno Makhado
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the performance management system (PMS) is planning, monitoring, evaluation and development of employees to meet the organisational goals and objectives and transform of service delivery to excellence of the organisation. However, public services are deteriorating and implementation of PMS stimulated different views among professional nurses (PNs) in the Mopani district clinics, which warrants exploration and documentation of the findings. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore and describe the PNs' perceptions towards PMS...
October 13, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041784/descriptive-study-of-burnout-compassion-fatigue-and-compassion-satisfaction-in-undergraduate-nursing-students-at-a-tertiary-education-institution-in-kwazulu-natal
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Christina T Mathias, Dorien L Wentzel
BACKGROUND: Studies have investigated burnout and compassion fatigue among nurses and effects in the nursing profession. However, there are limited investigations of burnout and compassion fatigue among undergraduate nursing students in South Africa, as nursing students may experience distressful situations during their nursing education course, which may have an impact during their training and in their profession as they graduate. PURPOSE: The purpose of this descriptive study was to describe compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue and burnout among undergraduate nursing students at a tertiary nursing institution...
September 22, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041783/the-lived-experiences-and-social-support-needs-of-first-time-mothers-at-health-care-facilities-in-the-city-of-tshwane-south-africa
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Mmajapi E T Masala-Chokwe, Tendani S Ramukumba
BACKGROUND: Social support refers to the assistance people receive from others, and it is divided into four types of support. Given the increasing mortality and morbidity rates of mothers and neonates postpartum, this study intended to determine whether the social support needs of the first-time mothers were met after early discharge from health care facilities. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to explore the lived experiences and social support needs of the first-time mothers after an early discharge from health care facilities in the City of Tshwane, Gauteng...
September 22, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041782/a-model-of-collaboration-between-nursing-education-institutions-in-the-north-west-province-of-south-africa
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Kathleen K Direko, Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele
BACKGROUND: Professional nursing in South Africa is obtained through a 4-year diploma offered at nursing colleges, or a 4-year degree in universities, and the South African Nursing Council (SANC) registered both for professional nursing. New SANC legislation now requires a bachelor's degree for registration as professional nurse. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to explore and describe perceptions of nurse educators and stakeholders to develop a model of collaboration for joint education and training of nursing professionals by colleges and universities through a bachelor's degree...
September 22, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041781/nursing-students-perceptions-of-soft-skills-training-in-ghana
#8
Luke Laari, Barbara M Dube
BACKGROUND: The quality of nursing care rendered today is markedly reducing and the amount of time spent with patients listening to and explaining issues concerning their conditions is gradually diminishing. The therapeutic touch and the listening ear of the nurse are no longer accessible to the patient. Understanding what non-technical skills are and their relevance for healthcare practitioners has become a new area of consideration. Although recent literature has highlighted the necessity of introducing soft skills training and assessment within medical education, nursing education is yet to fully embrace this skills training...
September 22, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893074/the-perceptions-of-midwives-regarding-audit-and-feedback-on-the-use-of-the-partogram-at-vhembe-district-of-limpopo-province-south-africa
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Thanyani G Lumadi
BACKGROUND: Audit and feedback is regarded as the cornerstone of clinical teaching to guarantee good practice and to correct poor performance. Feedback given to health professionals assists in narrowing the gap between the actual and the desired information. The findings of the research study on perceptions of midwives on audit and feedback highlighted aspects that needed improvement to address challenges on the use and documentation of the partogram. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this article were to explore and describe the perceptions of midwives on auditing of the partogram by health professionals and to explore and describe the perceptions of midwives on the feedback that was given after audit was done...
August 31, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893073/challenges-faced-by-caregivers-of-children-on-antiretroviral-therapy-at-mutale-municipality-selected-healthcare-facilities-vhembe-district-limpopo-province
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Rhudzani V Mafune, Rachel T Lebese, Livhuwani H Nemathaga
BACKGROUND: Children depend solely on caregivers who can be either parents or guardians for drug administration to enhance adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART), which might pose any number of challenges. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the challenges faced by caregivers of children on ART at Mutale Municipality, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD: The research design was qualitative, explorative, descriptive and contextual in nature...
August 28, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893072/through-the-eyes-of-the-student-best-practices-in-clinical-facilitation
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Immaculate S Muthathi, Catherine H Thurling, Susan J Armstrong
BACKGROUND: Clinical facilitation is an essential part of the undergraduate nursing curriculum. A number of studies address the issue of clinical facilitation in South Africa, but there remains a lack of knowledge and understanding regarding what students perceive as best practice in clinical facilitation of their learning. OBJECTIVE: To determine what type of clinical facilitation undergraduate students believe should be offered by clinical facilitators (nurse educators, professional nurses and clinical preceptors) in the clinical area in order to best facilitate their learning...
August 28, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893071/a-model-of-collaboration-for-the-implementation-of-problem-based-learning-in-nursing-education-in-south-africa
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Mahlasela A Rakhudu, Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele, Ushonatefe Useh
BACKGROUND: The idea of collaboration between key stakeholders in nursing education for the implementation of problem-based learning (PBL) may have far-reaching implications for the institutions and students. MAIN OBJECTIVE: To develop a model of collaboration to facilitate the implementation of PBL in nursing education. METHODOLOGY: An exploratory sequential design was used. Qualitative data were collected from purposively recruited nurse educators from three universities in South Africa offering PBL and nurse managers from all the three hospitals in North West Province where PBL students are placed for clinical learning...
August 28, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828869/utilisation-of-the-partogram-among-nurses-and-midwives-in-selected-health-facilities-in-the-eastern-province-of-rwanda
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Oliva Bazirete, Nomafrench Mbombo, Oluyinka Adejumo
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality continues to be a global burden, with more than 200 million women becoming pregnant each year and a large number dying as a result of complications of pregnancy or childbirth. The World Health Organisation has recommended use of the partogram to monitor labour and delivery in order to improve healthcare and reduce maternal and foetal mortality rates. OBJECTIVE: This study described factors affecting utilisation of the partogram among nurses and midwives in selected health facilities of Rwanda...
August 3, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828868/the-role-of-patient-care-workers-in-private-hospitals-in-the-cape-metropole-south-africa
#14
Louise A Aylward, Talitha Crowley, Ethelwynn L Stellenberg
BACKGROUND: Nursing managers have to meet expectations of patients despite economic pressures, an increasing burden of disease and nursing shortages. Shifting health care-related tasks to lower categories of staff, including non-nursing support staff, has become one solution to address this dilemma. Patient care workers are a specific group of non-nursing support staff working in South African hospitals. Although patient care workers have been used for several years and their numbers are increasing, there are controversial opinions about the role of patient care workers, ranging from praise for their contribution towards patient care to serious concerns about the impact of their role on patient safety...
July 31, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828867/guidelines-for-support-to-mothers-of-sexually-abused-children-in-north-west-province
#15
Gaboipolelwe M Masilo, Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele
BACKGROUND: South Africa is reported to have the highest rate of sexual assault in the world with over 40% of cases occurring among children. Children who are sexually abused have support programmes and policies to assist them in coping, but there are no support programmes for mothers or caretakers. Caretakers need support for themselves and assisting them will incrementally benefit children under their care. Often mothers of these children experience shock, anger, disbelief and suffer secondary trauma such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following their children's sexual abuse disclosure and yet there are no guidelines for support to these mothers within North-West province (NWP)Objectives: The study seeks to develop guidelines for support to mothers of sexually abused children in NWP...
July 25, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697615/predictors-of-burnout-among-hiv-nurses-in-the-western-cape
#16
Rizwana Roomaney, Jeanette Steenkamp, Ashraf Kagee
BACKGROUND: Burnout has been implicated as one of the reasons for key healthcare personnel, such as nurses, leaving their profession, resulting in insufficient staff to attend to patients. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the predictors of three dimensions of burnout, namely emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and personal accomplishment, among nurses in South Africa attending to patients living with HIV. METHOD: Participants were recruited at a large tertiary hospital in the Western Cape region, with the help of the assistant director of nursing at the hospital...
June 28, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582982/the-role-of-emotional-intelligence-and-organisational-support-on-work-stress-of-nurses-in-ibadan-nigeria
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Abiodun M Lawal, Erhabor S Idemudia
BACKGROUND: Universally, nurses have been reported to be a group at high risk of workplace stress. However, nurses' responses to stressful situations at work could be the outcomes of individual differences and organisational factors. OBJECTIVES: We examined the independent and joint contributions of four dimensions of emotional intelligence and perceived organisational support in work stress of nurses in a teaching hospital in Nigeria. METHODS: The study was a cross-sectional survey research design, which selected 228 (41 male and 187 female nurses) nurses through the use of convenience sampling...
May 23, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582981/professional-nurses-perceptions-and-experiences-with-the-implementation-of-an-integrated-chronic-care-model-at-primary-healthcare-clinics-in-south-africa
#18
Ozayr H Mahomed, Shaidah Asmall
BACKGROUND: An integrated chronic disease management model has been implemented across primary healthcare clinics in order to transform the delivery of services for patients with chronic diseases. The sustainability and rapid scale-up of the model is dependent on positive staff perceptions and experiences. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to determine the perceptions and experiences of professional nurses with the integrated chronic care model that has been implemented...
May 23, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582980/prevalence-of-adolescent-obesity-at-a-high-school-in-the-city-of-tshwane
#19
Nomusa A Ngwenya, Tendani S Ramukumba
BACKGROUND: Obesity has been reported to be on the rise in the world and South Africa is no exception. In recent years obesity has been reported to contribute to the increasing number of people with hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Africa has the fastest growing number of overweight and obese adolescents, with indications that in 2010, it had more than doubled since 1990. Some people might perceive being overweight as being round and healthy which might contribute to the increased rate of obesity in South Africa...
May 23, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470072/experiences-of-patients-with-hypertension-at-primary-health-care-in-facilitating-own-lifestyle-change-of-regular-physical-exercise
#20
Nomasonto B D Magobe, Marie Poggenpoel, Chris Myburgh
BACKGROUND: Regular physical exercise is one of the lifestyle modification general measures to control the blood pressure (BP) of patients with hypertension. Globally, hypertension is considered a non-communicable disease (NCD), as well as a chronic condition of lifestyle, that contributes to the mortality rate caused by complications of cardiovascular burden of diseases. In South Africa, NCDs account for nearly 40% of adult deaths, with a high prevalence among black people in urban areas such as Soweto...
April 26, 2017: Curationis
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