Training Nurses in Integrative Nursing to Meet the Needs of the People of Africa

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147227
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Presentation
Title:
Training Nurses in Integrative Nursing to Meet the Needs of the People of Africa
Abstract:
Training Nurses in Integrative Nursing to Meet the Needs of the People of Africa
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Van Wyk, Neltjie C., PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Pretoria
Title:Head of Department, Associate Professor
[Leadership session research presentation] Western medicine on its own cannot meet the needs of the people of Africa. Although valuable, the service that western medicine can render to Africa, is still incomplete according to Appiah-Kubi (1993:95) as it concentrates too much on disease and neglects health and the promotion of it. In an African perspective, western medicine contributes to the curing of the disease, but has limitations as far as the identification of the cause of the disease is concerned as it is only capable of telling what caused the disease and not by whom was it caused (Berends, 1998:9).  Support of people who prefer to make use of traditional medicine, does not mean that their access to western medicine has to be effected (WHO, 2002:25). Co-operation between nurses and traditional healers in an integrative healthcare system to the benefit of the patients is rather the goal. Nurses should therefore be trained in the principles of an integrative healthcare system. One way of doing it, is through the training of nurses in integrative nursing as it supports the patient's need for greater harmony with his/her environment, the latter being one of the main principles of traditional healing. In the presentation the similarities in traditional healing and integrative nursing will be discussed as well as the training of nurses to understand their patients? beliefs in the power of traditional healing. References are available on request.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTraining Nurses in Integrative Nursing to Meet the Needs of the People of Africaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147227-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Training Nurses in Integrative Nursing to Meet the Needs of the People of Africa</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Van Wyk, Neltjie C., PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Pretoria</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Head of Department, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">neltjie.vanwyk@up.ac.za</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership session research presentation] Western medicine on its own cannot meet the needs of the people of Africa.&nbsp;Although valuable, the service that western medicine can render to Africa, is still incomplete according to Appiah-Kubi (1993:95) as it concentrates too much on disease and neglects health and the promotion of it. In an African perspective, western medicine contributes to the curing of the disease, but has limitations as far as the identification of the cause of the disease is concerned as it is only capable of telling what caused the disease and not by whom was it caused (Berends, 1998:9).&nbsp;&nbsp;Support of people who prefer to make use of traditional medicine, does not mean that their access to western medicine has to be effected (WHO, 2002:25).&nbsp;Co-operation between nurses and traditional healers in an integrative healthcare system to the benefit of the patients is rather the goal. Nurses should therefore be trained in the principles of an integrative healthcare system.&nbsp;One way of doing it, is through the training of nurses in integrative nursing as it supports the patient's need for greater harmony with his/her environment, the latter being one of the main principles of traditional healing. In the presentation the similarities in traditional healing and integrative nursing will be discussed as well as the training of nurses to understand their patients? beliefs in the power of traditional healing.&nbsp;References are available on request.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:30:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:30:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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