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  1. RURAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES A solution to the human resource crisis in rural district hospitals?

    RURAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES A solution to the human resource crisis in rural district hospitals?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Recruiting sufficient health personnel for rural hospitals is an ongoing problem. The Friends of Mosvold Scholarship Scheme in northern KwaZulu-Natal is a locally based scholarship scheme that offers the local community a chance to develop its own human resources for...
  2. Eating, drinking and physical activity in Faculty of Health Science students compared to other students at a South African university

    Eating, drinking and physical activity in Faculty of Health Science students compared to other students at a South African university

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    Objectives: Students studying towards a qualification in Health Sciences should have more knowledge of a healthy lifestyle than other university students. However, it has been questioned whether or not these students apply such knowledge. While studies have been conducted on...
  3. HIV/AIDS: South African women at risk

    HIV/AIDS: South African women at risk

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    A previous version of this paper was presented at the AIDS in Context Conference, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 4–7 April 2001
  4. Understanding Islamic Perspective of Mental Health and Psychotherapy

    Understanding Islamic Perspective of Mental Health and Psychotherapy

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This paper is an attempt to provide foundational information about Islamic perspective of mental health and psychotherapy. It further highlights the historical contribution of Muslim philosophers and physicians to the field of psychotherapy. In the aftermath of the 9/11 and...
  5. Community Psychology: The Case of Cameroon

    Community Psychology: The Case of Cameroon

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Community psychology in Cameroon is a budding discipline even its practice, given the scarcity of professionals with specialised training. However, this paper highlights public and private community-oriented projects that resonate with the principles of community psychology. The demands are high...
  6. Broadening Mental Health Services to Disadvantaged Communities in South Africa: Reflections on Establishing a Community Based Internship

    Broadening Mental Health Services to Disadvantaged Communities in South Africa: Reflections on Establishing a Community Based Internship

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The need to provide mental health services in disadvantaged communities remains a priority in South Africa. This paper illustrates how in consultation and partnership with the peri-urban community of Jamestown, a counselling psychology internship was established to provide a range...
  7. Suicidal Ideation and Associated Factors Among School-Going Adolescents in Harare, Zimbabwe

    Suicidal Ideation and Associated Factors Among School-Going Adolescents in Harare, Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study determined the prevalence and associated factors of suicidal ideation among school-going adolescents in Harare, Zimbabwe. Data on 1970 respondents were obtained from a cross sectional study of the Global School-based health survey. Respondents were selected using a two-stage...
  8. Stress in Doctors: A Pilot Study of the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

    Stress in Doctors: A Pilot Study of the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study had the objective of explored the stressful aspects of a doctor's job at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia. Stress can have a serious effect on the work output of a doctor and on their physical...
  9. The Role of Schools in Building the Resilience of Youth Faced with Adversity

    The Role of Schools in Building the Resilience of Youth Faced with Adversity

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored factors related to risk, resilience and health amongst South African teenagers. Grade nine students (N = 472; males = 210, females = 262, age range = 12 to 18 years) at seven schools in the Western Cape...