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  1. 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...
  2. Follow-up of Mental Care Users by Nurses in the Primary Care Setting in South Africa

    Follow-up of Mental Care Users by Nurses in the Primary Care Setting in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The objective of this qualitative, exploratory, descriptive and contextual research was to explore and describe nurses' experience of follow-up and follow-through care of mental health care users in the primary care setting of South Africa. Thirty clinics were represented in...
  3. Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of HIV/AIDS among traditional birth attendants and herbal practitioners in Lagos State, Nigeria

    Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of HIV/AIDS among traditional birth attendants and herbal practitioners in Lagos State, Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Recognising the widespread role of traditional birth attendants (TBAs) and herbal practitioners (HPs) in health care at community level in Nigeria, we set out to assess their knowledge, attitudes and practices in relation to HIV infection and prevention. Questionnaires were...
  4. Participatory action research in the training of primary health care nurses in Venda

    Participatory action research in the training of primary health care nurses in Venda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: The aim of this study was to understand and be part of a process of change in the training of primary health care nurses in Venda.
  5. Challenges in managing dementia in a primary health care setting: A case report

    Challenges in managing dementia in a primary health care setting: A case report

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Dementia is a condition that is frequently associated with ageing. However, many fail to recognise that dementia is a treatable condition if detected early. This case report illustrates a 64-year-old man who was initially presented in a primary health care...
  6. The role of doctors in provision of support for primary health care clinics in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    The role of doctors in provision of support for primary health care clinics in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Most primary health care (PHC) services in South Africa are provided by registered nurses working in clinics. Workload and scope of practice of these nurses have increased in recent years, exacerbated by widespread staff shortages. However, PHC nurses often...