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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616093
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adapting Nursing Interventions to Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
Other Titles:
Symposium: The Challenge of Chronic Disease: Opportunities for Nurses in Africa
Author(s):
Mulaudzi, Fhumulani Mavis
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Chi Xi-at-Large
Author Details:
Fhumulani Mavis Mulaudzi, RN, RM. FANSA, mavis.mulaudzi@up.ac.za
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, July 21, 2016: Adapting nursing interventions to Africa: Challenges and opportunitiesAdapting nursing interventions to Africa: Challenges and opportunitiesThe World health Organization (WHO) stated that many low and middle income countries in Africa are now facing a double burden of diseases. Countries are currently dealing with infections and they are at the same time faced with a global challenge of non communicable diseases (NCDs). The movement of people from rural to urban areas is often accompanied by lifestyle changes such as sedentary life style, malnutrition, alcohol abuse and smoking habits that lead to increased risks to the development of NCDs. The WHO strategic directions for'strengthening nursing and midwifery 2011-2015 emphasised the vital role that nurses can play in reducing the global burden of NCDs. Nurses form the bulk of the health workforce in developing countries. The majority of nurse scientists are involved in research and some have developed evidence best practices that can be used by health care professionals. However it has become clear that some of the methods designed in developed countries may not be appropriate and relevant in Africa where collectivism and people involvement are at the core of introducing new programmes. A desk top review was conducted using research and technical reports, Journal articles, online databases and the Internet. Available literature were analysed to identify preventive and promotive methods that can be local relevant and user friendly for clients and nurses in Africa. The findings showed different challenges and opportunities and innovative, local relevant methods that can be used to tackle NCDs. It was clear that the methods used must be cultural safe and people-centered to ensure sustainability. Ubuntic inclusion approach which emphasise people-centeredness and collectivism will be shared with participants. Support of nurses in education, trans-disciplinary research and Multiple intervention methods which are derived from the bottom-up approach based on meta-leadership will also be recommended.
Keywords:
non communicable disease; ubuntic inclusion; nursing interventions
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16B12; INRC16B12
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleAdapting Nursing Interventions to Africa: Challenges and Opportunitiesen
dc.title.alternativeSymposium: The Challenge of Chronic Disease: Opportunities for Nurses in Africaen
dc.contributor.authorMulaudzi, Fhumulani Mavisen
dc.contributor.departmentChi Xi-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsFhumulani Mavis Mulaudzi, RN, RM. FANSA, mavis.mulaudzi@up.ac.zaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616093-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, July 21, 2016: Adapting nursing interventions to Africa: Challenges and opportunitiesAdapting nursing interventions to Africa: Challenges and opportunitiesThe World health Organization (WHO) stated that many low and middle income countries in Africa are now facing a double burden of diseases. Countries are currently dealing with infections and they are at the same time faced with a global challenge of non communicable diseases (NCDs). The movement of people from rural to urban areas is often accompanied by lifestyle changes such as sedentary life style, malnutrition, alcohol abuse and smoking habits that lead to increased risks to the development of NCDs. The WHO strategic directions for'strengthening nursing and midwifery 2011-2015 emphasised the vital role that nurses can play in reducing the global burden of NCDs. Nurses form the bulk of the health workforce in developing countries. The majority of nurse scientists are involved in research and some have developed evidence best practices that can be used by health care professionals. However it has become clear that some of the methods designed in developed countries may not be appropriate and relevant in Africa where collectivism and people involvement are at the core of introducing new programmes. A desk top review was conducted using research and technical reports, Journal articles, online databases and the Internet. Available literature were analysed to identify preventive and promotive methods that can be local relevant and user friendly for clients and nurses in Africa. The findings showed different challenges and opportunities and innovative, local relevant methods that can be used to tackle NCDs. It was clear that the methods used must be cultural safe and people-centered to ensure sustainability. Ubuntic inclusion approach which emphasise people-centeredness and collectivism will be shared with participants. Support of nurses in education, trans-disciplinary research and Multiple intervention methods which are derived from the bottom-up approach based on meta-leadership will also be recommended.en
dc.subjectnon communicable diseaseen
dc.subjectubuntic inclusionen
dc.subjectnursing interventionsen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:04:13Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:04:13Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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