The perceptions of rural women doctors about their work

 

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dc.contributor.author De Vries, E M
dc.contributor.author Marincowitz, G M
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-16T05:49:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-16T05:49:45Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20786204.2004.10873057
dc.identifier 10.1080/20786204.2004.10873057
dc.identifier.citation De Vries, E. M. & Marincowitz, G. M. (2004). The perceptions of rural women doctors about their work, 46(3): 27-32 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17823
dc.identifier.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/20786204.2004.10873057
dc.description.abstract Background: Recruitment and retention of medical staff are important issues in rural health. The aim of this study was to describe and understand the perceptions of women doctors working in rural hospitals in South Africa about their work. Methods: This was a descriptive study, using a qualitative methodology. Free attitude interviews were conducted with 14 women doctors. Themes were identified and tested against the data and comments from the research diary. Results: The main theme was balance. A rural woman doctor has to juggle different issues, including running the household and responsibilities at work. Other themes that were identified included the reason for working at a rural hospital, attitudes to rural life, opportunities for personal and professional growth, the feeling of being needed in a rural hospital, advantages and disadvantages for children and family, the impact of relationships on the rural woman doctor, issues regarding the environment and security, and that the proximity of home and work gives a rural woman doctor far more connection with her family. Conclusions: Some of the themes identified in this study agreed with international research, e.g. the importance of a job for the spouse, family considerations influencing the choice to specialise, and balancing responsibilities at home and work. The advantage of accommodation close to the hospital is a theme that has not been documented before. Based on the findings, recommendations are made to attract women doctors to rural areas. (SA Fam Pract 2004;46(3): 27-32) en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher MedPharm Publications en_ZA
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dc.source South African Family Practice en_ZA
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dc.subject women doctors
dc.subject rural
dc.subject qualitative
dc.subject accommodation
dc.title The perceptions of rural women doctors about their work en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2015-12-18T10:39:52Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Family Medicine en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation De Vries, E. M., & Marincowitz, G. M. (2004). The perceptions of rural women doctors about their work. <i>South African Family Practice</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17823 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation De Vries, E M, and G M Marincowitz "The perceptions of rural women doctors about their work." <i>South African Family Practice</i> (2004) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17823 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation De Vries EM, Marincowitz GM. The perceptions of rural women doctors about their work. South African Family Practice. 2004; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17823. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - De Vries, E M AU - Marincowitz, G M AB - Background: Recruitment and retention of medical staff are important issues in rural health. The aim of this study was to describe and understand the perceptions of women doctors working in rural hospitals in South Africa about their work. Methods: This was a descriptive study, using a qualitative methodology. Free attitude interviews were conducted with 14 women doctors. Themes were identified and tested against the data and comments from the research diary. Results: The main theme was balance. A rural woman doctor has to juggle different issues, including running the household and responsibilities at work. Other themes that were identified included the reason for working at a rural hospital, attitudes to rural life, opportunities for personal and professional growth, the feeling of being needed in a rural hospital, advantages and disadvantages for children and family, the impact of relationships on the rural woman doctor, issues regarding the environment and security, and that the proximity of home and work gives a rural woman doctor far more connection with her family. Conclusions: Some of the themes identified in this study agreed with international research, e.g. the importance of a job for the spouse, family considerations influencing the choice to specialise, and balancing responsibilities at home and work. The advantage of accommodation close to the hospital is a theme that has not been documented before. Based on the findings, recommendations are made to attract women doctors to rural areas. (SA Fam Pract 2004;46(3): 27-32) DA - 2004 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - South African Family Practice KW - women doctors KW - rural KW - qualitative KW - accommodation LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2004 T1 - The perceptions of rural women doctors about their work TI - The perceptions of rural women doctors about their work UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17823 ER - en_ZA


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