Registered Nurses’ experiences of caring for children with HIV/AIDS in South Africa
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Sjuksköterskors upplevelser av att vårda barn med HIV/AIDS i Sydafrika (Swedish)
Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a global problem and the total number of people living with HIV is approximately 34 million. Little is known about registered nurses’ experiences of caring for children with HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
Aim: The aim of the study was to describe registered nurses’ experiences of caring for children with HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
Method: A qualitative research approach was used. Data was collected by interviews which were analyzed using content analysis. The interviews were conducted at a private hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.
Results: The following ten topics were found; self-fulfillment, being supportive, being hopeful, being adaptable, being non-judgmental, helplessness, loneliness, sadness, stress and frustration.
Conclusion: There is a constant balance between feelings of powerlessness and the ability of being mentally strong when caring for children with HIV/AIDS.
Keywords: HIV/AIDS, children, registered nurses’ experiences, South Africa
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 26 p.
HIV/AIDS, children, registered nurses’ experiences, South Africa
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-26533ISRN: ORU-IHM/OMV-GK-2013/0007--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-26533DiVA: diva2:572473
Subject / course
Odencrants, Sigrid, Med. DrKällström-Karlsson, Inga-Lill, Med. Dr
Windahl, Jenny, Med. Dr