Patients' experience of and attitudes towards care in a lay caregiver run institution Tumelong Hospice, Winterveldt

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Mayers, Pat en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Carpenter, Stephen en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-27T14:09:35Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-27T14:09:35Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Carpenter, S. 2002. Patients' experience of and attitudes towards care in a lay caregiver run institution Tumelong Hospice, Winterveldt. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10226
dc.description Bibliography leaves 66-68. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The Tumelong Hospice in Winterveldt, North West Province, South Africa, is a residential care backup for a home based care program. It is unique in that it is run by a staff of lay caregivers trained in basic palliative care with the support of one professional nurse and a visiting doctor. The hospice experienced criticism from some professionals who feel that lay caregivers are not able to run a residential hospice service. Past experience in Winterveldt has shown that lay caregivers can deliver good care with appropriate training and backup support. A literature review revealed that little research has been done in palliative care in Africa. The aim of this study was to determine patients' experience of care in Tumelong Hospice, and whether the standard of care is acceptable to the people who utilise the serivce. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Palliative Medicine en_ZA
dc.title Patients' experience of and attitudes towards care in a lay caregiver run institution Tumelong Hospice, Winterveldt en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Health and Family Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MMed en_ZA
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