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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335601
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Ethical Issues in Community Health Nursing in Botswana
Author(s):
Shaibu, Sheila
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda
Author Details:
Sheila Shaibu, PhD, MNS, BEd, RN, shaibus@mopipi.ub.bw
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, July 24, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore ethical issues that Community Health Nurses are faced with in clinics in primary health care settings and home based care settings. Methods: An exploratory descriptive qualitative design was used to interview 12 Home Based Care Nurses in five urban and rural districts in Botswana. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. Results: Registered Nurses employed as Community Home Based Care nurses were interviewed and their ages ranged from 23 to 56 years. The themes that emerged included: Respecting client’s wishes (autonomy and confidentiality), Negotiating political interference in care (changing operational rules for patients’ care and non-procedural conflict resolution for community members for political gain), Caring in the context of risk, and System issues. The findings indicate that the nurses’ goal was to optimize good. However, there was evidence that there was tension regarding whose good should be upheld. The HIV and AIDS scenario created many ethical problems that require health promotion strategies. They expressed concern over shortage of staff and scope of practice issues.  Conclusion: There is need for support and continuing education in ethics for community based nurses in practice. Ethics committees should also be established in PHC settings. Health promotion on HIV and AIDS must be continued.
Keywords:
TYPE NEW KEYWORD HERE; Ethical issues; TYPE NEW KEYWORD HERE
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEthical Issues in Community Health Nursing in Botswanaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShaibu, Sheilaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsSheila Shaibu, PhD, MNS, BEd, RN, shaibus@mopipi.ub.bwen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335601-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, July 24, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore ethical issues that Community Health Nurses are faced with in clinics in primary health care settings and home based care settings. Methods: An exploratory descriptive qualitative design was used to interview 12 Home Based Care Nurses in five urban and rural districts in Botswana. Content analysis was used to analyze the data. Results: Registered Nurses employed as Community Home Based Care nurses were interviewed and their ages ranged from 23 to 56 years. The themes that emerged included: Respecting client’s wishes (autonomy and confidentiality), Negotiating political interference in care (changing operational rules for patients’ care and non-procedural conflict resolution for community members for political gain), Caring in the context of risk, and System issues. The findings indicate that the nurses’ goal was to optimize good. However, there was evidence that there was tension regarding whose good should be upheld. The HIV and AIDS scenario created many ethical problems that require health promotion strategies. They expressed concern over shortage of staff and scope of practice issues.  Conclusion: There is need for support and continuing education in ethics for community based nurses in practice. Ethics committees should also be established in PHC settings. Health promotion on HIV and AIDS must be continued.en_GB
dc.subjectTYPE NEW KEYWORD HEREen_GB
dc.subjectEthical issuesen_GB
dc.subjectTYPE NEW KEYWORD HEREen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:55:39Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:55:39Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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