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An explorationary study of the types of psychosocial services provided to educators living with HIV at selected primary schools in Limpopo Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Allais, Carol
dc.contributor.author Thindisa, Johanna Ntlwaneng
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-22T08:40:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-22T08:40:58Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.date.submitted 2011-09
dc.identifier.citation Thindisa, Johanna Ntlwaneng (2011) An explorationary study of the types of psychosocial services provided to educators living with HIV at selected primary schools in Limpopo Province, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4820> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4820
dc.description.abstract Educators play an essential role within the education system as role models. Many educators, in addition to being affected by learners living with HIV and AIDS, are themselves living with HIV and struggle to cope. SMTs have to play a role in the provision of psychosocial services. The purpose of this study was to explore the types of psychosocial services provided to ELWHIV by their SMTs in order to gain insight and understanding and to make suggestions on how psychosocial services can be improved. A qualitative study was undertaken in 2008. Fifteen interviews were conducted with ELWHIV and members of SMTs at four primary schools in Bela-Bela, Limpopo Province. The findings reveal that SMTs are failing to implement government policies and are not providing adequate support for ELWHIV. None of the participating schools had a functional AIDS policy. Support structures were found to be inadequate and ineffective. Disclosure was identified as one of the major obstacles to the provision of effective services. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (101 leaves.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject Psychosocial services en
dc.subject SMTs en
dc.subject ELWHIV
dc.subject Educator
dc.subject.ddc 362.19697920096825
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Moral and ethical aspects -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- Study and teaching -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive persons -- South Africa -- Limpopo -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- South Africa -- Limpopo -- Social conditions
dc.title An explorationary study of the types of psychosocial services provided to educators living with HIV at selected primary schools in Limpopo Province en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Sociology
dc.description.degree M.A. (Social Behaviour Studies in HIV/AIDS)


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