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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152841
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Community participation, primary health care and the nurse in Botswana
Abstract:
Community participation, primary health care and the nurse in Botswana
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:August 6 - 8, 1992
Author:Sabone, Motshedisi
P.I. Institution Name:Department of Nursing Education
University of Botswana
In keeping with the direction put forward by the Alma Ata

Declaration of 1978, the Government of Botswana has recognized that

community participation and primary health care are central to the

attainment of a healthier society in Botswana. Policies and

infrastructures are in place to promote community participation for

primary health care. Studies have shown that 2 of the 3 major

health care providers responsible for instituting primary health

care, the Village Health Committee, and the Family Welfare

Educators, have not met the initial expectations in promoting

community participation. The other major group, the nurses, provide

leadership and supervision for curative, preventative, and health

promotion activities in relation to primary health care. However,

to date there have been no investigations of the nurse's role in

the realization of Health for All by the Year 2000. A collaborative

research project between two multidisciplinary teams from the

University of Botswana and the University of Toronto examined the

role of the nurse in relation to primary health care and community

participation. The study objectives were to (a) identify and

validate nurse related factors, perceptions, attitudes, and

expectations that are associated with community participation and

primary health care and (b) identify conformity between government

policies, the role of the nurse, and actual nursing practice. The

study also provided opportunities for international collaboration

and enhancement of the research capabilities of the members of the

Botswana team. The study was conducted in 2 urban and 2 rural

communities in Botswana. Data were collected from community members

(n=206), members of the district health team (n=18), and key people

(n=32) in community and national structures, as well as from the

non-western health workers (n=34), and nurses (n=14) in the 4

communities. The study combined qualitative and quantitative

research methodologies, specifically participant observation, focus

groups, and questionnaire administration. Data analysis is ongoing.

Findings of this study will further explicate the nurse's role in

community participation and promotion of Health for All by the Year

2000.



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
6-Aug-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCommunity participation, primary health care and the nurse in Botswanaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152841-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Community participation, primary health care and the nurse in Botswana</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">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">August 6 - 8, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sabone, Motshedisi</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing Education<br/>University of Botswana</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In keeping with the direction put forward by the Alma Ata<br/><br/>Declaration of 1978, the Government of Botswana has recognized that<br/><br/>community participation and primary health care are central to the<br/><br/>attainment of a healthier society in Botswana. Policies and<br/><br/>infrastructures are in place to promote community participation for<br/><br/>primary health care. Studies have shown that 2 of the 3 major<br/><br/>health care providers responsible for instituting primary health<br/><br/>care, the Village Health Committee, and the Family Welfare<br/><br/>Educators, have not met the initial expectations in promoting<br/><br/>community participation. The other major group, the nurses, provide<br/><br/>leadership and supervision for curative, preventative, and health<br/><br/>promotion activities in relation to primary health care. However,<br/><br/>to date there have been no investigations of the nurse's role in<br/><br/>the realization of Health for All by the Year 2000. A collaborative<br/><br/>research project between two multidisciplinary teams from the<br/><br/>University of Botswana and the University of Toronto examined the<br/><br/>role of the nurse in relation to primary health care and community<br/><br/>participation. The study objectives were to (a) identify and<br/><br/>validate nurse related factors, perceptions, attitudes, and<br/><br/>expectations that are associated with community participation and<br/><br/>primary health care and (b) identify conformity between government<br/><br/>policies, the role of the nurse, and actual nursing practice. The<br/><br/>study also provided opportunities for international collaboration<br/><br/>and enhancement of the research capabilities of the members of the<br/><br/>Botswana team. The study was conducted in 2 urban and 2 rural<br/><br/>communities in Botswana. Data were collected from community members<br/><br/>(n=206), members of the district health team (n=18), and key people<br/><br/>(n=32) in community and national structures, as well as from the<br/><br/>non-western health workers (n=34), and nurses (n=14) in the 4<br/><br/>communities. The study combined qualitative and quantitative<br/><br/>research methodologies, specifically participant observation, focus<br/><br/>groups, and questionnaire administration. Data analysis is ongoing.<br/><br/>Findings of this study will further explicate the nurse's role in<br/><br/>community participation and promotion of Health for All by the Year<br/><br/>2000.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:51:59Z-
dc.date.issued1992-08-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:51:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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