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  1. Career Development for Psychology Students through an Inpatient Mental Health Volunteer Programme

    Career Development for Psychology Students through an Inpatient Mental Health Volunteer Programme

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    We report on a volunteer programme for undergraduate psychology students, as a prospective career pathway into the inpatient mental health context. Data on motives for joining the programme, as well as their expectations and career plans were collected from 56...
  2. South African Eastern Cape Contexts Influencing the Quality of Community Home-Based Care

    South African Eastern Cape Contexts Influencing the Quality of Community Home-Based Care

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the perceptions of the quality of community home-based care (CHBC) as provided by volunteer caregivers in a South African Eastern Cape district. Data on perceptions regarding quality of care were collected from 76 community informants (32 volunteer...
  3. Barriers to accessing PMTCT services in a rural area of South Africa

    Barriers to accessing PMTCT services in a rural area of South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Despite good intentions and commitment from providers, prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services can be difficult for pregnant women to access, despite the provision of free health services for women and children. We examined the introduction of PMTCT services in a...
  4. Gendered home-based care in South Africa: more trouble for the troubled

    Gendered home-based care in South Africa: more trouble for the troubled

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This study investigates the experiences of informal caregivers of people living with HIV in two semi-rural communities in South Africa. Ethnographic methods were used to collect and analyse data on the gendered nature and consequences of home-based care from 21...
  5. Building partnerships to support community-led HIV/AIDS management: a case study from rural South Africa

    Building partnerships to support community-led HIV/AIDS management: a case study from rural South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The importance of partnerships between marginalised communities and support agencies (from the public sector, private sector and civil society) is a pillar of HIV/AIDS management policy. Such alliances are notoriously difficult to promote and sustain. We present a case study...
  6. Home-based care for people living with AIDS in Zimbabwe: voluntary caregivers' motivations and concerns

    Home-based care for people living with AIDS in Zimbabwe: voluntary caregivers' motivations and concerns

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Similar to the healthcare systems of other resource-constrained countries with a high prevalence of HIV and AIDS, Zimbabwe's healthcare system encourages communities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to support the public healthcare sector by initiating home-based care activities and training volunteers...
  7. What helps volunteers to continue with their work?

    What helps volunteers to continue with their work?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Aim The aim of the study was to understand what volunteers perceived to be the factors helping them to continue working as volunteers, thereby assisting project leaders to improve the recruitment procedures, as well as quality of service, in the...
  8. Who are good home-based care volunteers?

    Who are good home-based care volunteers?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Aim The aim of the study was to describe the characteristics of volunteers who remained active in the home-based care project located in Tzaneen (Limpopo Province) and thereby assist the project leaders to improve the recruitment and quality of the...
  9. Support for volunteer caregivers and its influence on the quality of community home-based care in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Support for volunteer caregivers and its influence on the quality of community home-based care in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The factors influencing the quality of community home-based care (CHBC) were explored from the perspective of volunteer caregivers, their clients and key informants in a South African Eastern Cape district. Focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews were used to collect...
  10. Retention of festival volunteers: Management practices and volunteer motivation

    Retention of festival volunteers: Management practices and volunteer motivation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Research in Hospitality Management
    Many volunteers in different festival organisations within the hospitality industry begin with great excitement, but slowly lose interest. This might be due to poor volunteer management practices that result in decreased motivation among volunteers, and with the consequences of them...