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Perceptions of nurses on disclosure of children's HIV positive status in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Human, Susara Petronella,1952-
dc.contributor.author Yenealem Tadesse Woldemariam
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-04T11:20:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-04T11:20:14Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.date.submitted 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation Yenealem Tadesse Woldemariam (2012) Perceptions of nurses on disclosure of children's HIV positive status in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6392> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6392
dc.description.abstract A quantitative, descriptive, explorative survey was conducted to explore and describe nurses’ perceptions of disclosure to children of their HIV positive status in Addis Ababa. 100 nurses working in six conveniently sampled health centres participated by completing a self-administered questionnaire. The findings revealed that the majority of participants were of the opinion that children have the right to know their HIV status, participate in their own treatment, and that disclosure contributes towards improved adherence. Forty-one of the participants said that it is nurses’ role to support caregivers in the disclosure process. But 56.3% felt they lacked the training to disclose to children that they are infected with HIV. Accordingly, it is recommended that relevant and applied training is required to equip nurses with the knowledge and skills to disclose to children their status. The importance of nurses’ proactive role in disclosure to children of their HIV status needs to be emphasised. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiv, 81 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Perception en
dc.subject Infected children en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS infected children en
dc.subject.ddc 610.73069909633
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive children -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.subject.lcsh Nurse and patient -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.title Perceptions of nurses on disclosure of children's HIV positive status in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health)


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