From manual to makeshift: the practice of community health work in Wallacedene and Bloekombos informal settlements

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Posel, Deborah en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Hodes, Rebecca en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Vale, Beth en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-05T06:44:06Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-05T06:44:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Vale, B. 2012. From manual to makeshift: the practice of community health work in Wallacedene and Bloekombos informal settlements. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11340
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates community health workers' negotiation between the prescribed 'manual' for care and the lived realities of their field, exploring how prescriptions of public health are reappropriated through the micro-politics of everyday practice. What inventiveness, agency and tactical manoeuvres are woven between abstract ideals and situational demands? And how are these shaping the content of care? Community health work has been established as the model for health service delivery in resource-poor settings, particularly those hard-hit by AIDS. While its outcomes are widely celebrated, what this success looks like in practice remains under-explored. This dissertation investigates the messy application of this abstract model of care within a specific social context, exploring the place of care in the lives of carers, and how circumstantial pressures shape care delivery in unintended ways. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Sociology en_ZA
dc.title From manual to makeshift: the practice of community health work in Wallacedene and Bloekombos informal settlements en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Vale, B. (2012). <i>From manual to makeshift: the practice of community health work in Wallacedene and Bloekombos informal settlements</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Sociology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11340 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Vale, Beth. <i>"From manual to makeshift: the practice of community health work in Wallacedene and Bloekombos informal settlements."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Sociology, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11340 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Vale B. From manual to makeshift: the practice of community health work in Wallacedene and Bloekombos informal settlements. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Sociology, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11340 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Vale, Beth AB - This thesis investigates community health workers' negotiation between the prescribed 'manual' for care and the lived realities of their field, exploring how prescriptions of public health are reappropriated through the micro-politics of everyday practice. What inventiveness, agency and tactical manoeuvres are woven between abstract ideals and situational demands? And how are these shaping the content of care? Community health work has been established as the model for health service delivery in resource-poor settings, particularly those hard-hit by AIDS. While its outcomes are widely celebrated, what this success looks like in practice remains under-explored. This dissertation investigates the messy application of this abstract model of care within a specific social context, exploring the place of care in the lives of carers, and how circumstantial pressures shape care delivery in unintended ways. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - From manual to makeshift: the practice of community health work in Wallacedene and Bloekombos informal settlements TI - From manual to makeshift: the practice of community health work in Wallacedene and Bloekombos informal settlements UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11340 ER - en_ZA


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