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The professional development of Black South Africa nurses 1908-1994 : a historical perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Rensburg, G. H. (Prof.)
dc.contributor.advisor Tjallinks, J. E. (Mrs.) Esterhuizen, Johanna Maria 2014-02-11T05:55:13Z 2014-02-11T05:55:13Z 2014-02-11
dc.identifier.citation Esterhuizen, Johanna Maria (2014) The professional development of Black South Africa nurses 1908-1994 : a historical perspective, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The early professional history of black South African nurses has not been the principal focus of local historians. Consequently, a qualitative historical inquiry was conducted into the available literature on the economic, social, political and cultural factors that influenced the professional development of black South African nurses from 1908–1994. Non-probability, purposive sampling assisted in assembling a corpus of historically rich data for analysis using time-specific a priori codes. The findings revealed that; culturally, black South African nurses had to adapt to a Western-dominated scientific health view; educationally, they had to master specialised formal Western terminology presented in a ‘foreign’ language (English) and, socio-politically, they had to adapt to being regarded as an elitist middle-class in the black community while remaining marginalised in the white-dominated workplace. Recommendations include expanding the historical research base, designing more effective strategies for promoting cultural sensitivity, and prioritising the focus on teaching and student retention. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 164 leaves : ill.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Black South Africa nurses en
dc.subject Nursing history en
dc.subject Historical inquiry en
dc.subject A priori periods en
dc.subject 1908-1994 en
dc.subject Socio-economic en
dc.subject Cultural en
dc.subject Political and professional development en
dc.subject Nursing students en
dc.subject.ddc 610.7340968
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing -- South Africa -- Cross-cultural studies
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses, Black -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing -- South Africa -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing -- Economic aspects -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing -- Political aspects -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing -- Social aspects -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses, Black -- Training of -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Cross-cultural studies -- South Africa
dc.title The professional development of Black South Africa nurses 1908-1994 : a historical perspective en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en M.A. (Health Studies)

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