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Factors influencing the capacity of extended families to provide psychosocial support to AIDS orphans

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dc.contributor.advisor Grobler, Hermanus Bosman en
dc.contributor.author Van den Berg, Elisabeth D. C. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T11:00:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T11:00:55Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11
dc.date.submitted 2006-11-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2150
dc.description.abstract Statistics on HIV/AIDS are alarming. Very little is known about how communities are actually coping with this disease and what methods seem to be working to empower them to deal with it. Psychosocial distress is one of the dimensions of the impact of AIDS on children and families, and stresses the necessity to enhance the capacities of extended families and friends to be able to deal with these psychosocial issues. Using qualitative research and a case study as the strategy of inquiry, this dissertation of limited scope explores and describes the factors influencing the capacity of extended families in providing psychosocial support to AIDS orphans. A literature study was done to give a theoretical overview on the following aspects: * AIDS orphans * The extended family and HIV/AIDS To reach the first objective of this study, an empirical study was done and semi-structured interviews were used to obtain information from four extended families in the Mukwe area of the Kavango Region in Namibia. The literature study and the empirical study enabled the researcher to draw conclusions on the factors which influence the capacity of extended families to provide psychosocial support to AIDS orphans. The information was analysed, interpreted and published in this research report so as to reach the other objectives of this study. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiii, 107 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject Factors influencing capacity en
dc.subject Capacity of extended family en
dc.subject Psychosocial support en
dc.subject AIDS orphan en
dc.subject Extended family en
dc.subject Factors influencing capacity
dc.subject.ddc 362.19697920096881
dc.subject.lcsh Children of AIDS patients -- Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Children of AIDS patients -- Counseling of -- Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Orphans -- Services for -- Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Orphans -- Counseling of -- Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Orphans -- Care -- Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Children of AIDS patients -- Care -- Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Children of AIDS patients -- Services for -- Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Child welfare -- Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Community health services for children -- Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Community health aides -- Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Play therapy -- Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Namibia -- Social conditions
dc.title Factors influencing the capacity of extended families to provide psychosocial support to AIDS orphans en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work en
dc.description.degree M. Diac. (Play therapy) en


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