Social workers in private practice in the Western Cape : attitudes and responses towards persons living with HIV-infection and AIDS

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Isaacs, G en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Maree, Lutricia Elzette en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-14T12:29:13Z
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dc.date.issued 1993 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Maree, L. 1993. Social workers in private practice in the Western Cape : attitudes and responses towards persons living with HIV-infection and AIDS. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14228
dc.description Includes bibliography. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has increasingly become a serious public health threat, reaching pandemic proportions. Against this background, the role of health care professionals is becoming progressively more important due to the multi-faceted impact of the disease on the lives of HIV-infected and AIDS-patients. The psychosocial impact of the disease compels social workers to contribute their services. The skills of clinical social workers however distinguish them from their counterparts in generic settings in that it enables them to create a therapeutic milieu conducive to the successful treatment of the AIDS-patient. Social workers in private practice may however be regarded as being in an even better position to deal with AIDS-patients due to the autonomous nature of their work environment. Several studies have been done both locally and abroad, on the role that knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of health care professionals play with regard to the treatment of the AIDS-patient. No such studies have however focussed on social workers in private practice as a population. Al though this population have sets of skills most appropriate for the treatment of these patients, the question however recurs as to whether they are adequately equipped regarding AIDS-education, and if they do perhaps share similar feelings of fear, stigma and attitudes of discrimination towards these patients as have surfaced in the studies mentioned above. This study therefore has as its main objectives the following: To establish whether social workers in private practice feel adequately equipped to deal with issues of HIV, AIDS and human sexuality; and to determine the degree of correlation among attitudes to AIDS-patients, homosexuals, terminally ill patients and sexuality, and other variables such as experience, gender and knowledge on the subject of AIDS. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other AIDS (Disease) - South Africa - Western Cape en_ZA
dc.subject.other Social work with the terminally ill - South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Social workers in private practice in the Western Cape : attitudes and responses towards persons living with HIV-infection and AIDS 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 Social Development en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Maree, L. E. (1993). <i>Social workers in private practice in the Western Cape : attitudes and responses towards persons living with HIV-infection and AIDS</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14228 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Maree, Lutricia Elzette. <i>"Social workers in private practice in the Western Cape : attitudes and responses towards persons living with HIV-infection and AIDS."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 1993. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14228 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Maree LE. Social workers in private practice in the Western Cape : attitudes and responses towards persons living with HIV-infection and AIDS. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 1993 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14228 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Maree, Lutricia Elzette AB - The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has increasingly become a serious public health threat, reaching pandemic proportions. Against this background, the role of health care professionals is becoming progressively more important due to the multi-faceted impact of the disease on the lives of HIV-infected and AIDS-patients. The psychosocial impact of the disease compels social workers to contribute their services. The skills of clinical social workers however distinguish them from their counterparts in generic settings in that it enables them to create a therapeutic milieu conducive to the successful treatment of the AIDS-patient. Social workers in private practice may however be regarded as being in an even better position to deal with AIDS-patients due to the autonomous nature of their work environment. Several studies have been done both locally and abroad, on the role that knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of health care professionals play with regard to the treatment of the AIDS-patient. No such studies have however focussed on social workers in private practice as a population. Al though this population have sets of skills most appropriate for the treatment of these patients, the question however recurs as to whether they are adequately equipped regarding AIDS-education, and if they do perhaps share similar feelings of fear, stigma and attitudes of discrimination towards these patients as have surfaced in the studies mentioned above. This study therefore has as its main objectives the following: To establish whether social workers in private practice feel adequately equipped to deal with issues of HIV, AIDS and human sexuality; and to determine the degree of correlation among attitudes to AIDS-patients, homosexuals, terminally ill patients and sexuality, and other variables such as experience, gender and knowledge on the subject of AIDS. DA - 1993 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1993 T1 - Social workers in private practice in the Western Cape : attitudes and responses towards persons living with HIV-infection and AIDS TI - Social workers in private practice in the Western Cape : attitudes and responses towards persons living with HIV-infection and AIDS UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14228 ER - en_ZA


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