Opinions of African caretakers of children at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital regarding the linking of traditional healers to western health settings

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Sturgeon, Shona en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Tabane, Elizabeth Mamatle en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1995 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Tabane, E. 1995. Opinions of African caretakers of children at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital regarding the linking of traditional healers to western health settings. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21772
dc.description Bibliography: leave 85-90. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Health care systems play an important role in maintaining good health in communities. In South Africa, Africans are continually faced with the dilemma of choosing western or traditional values. The literature has shown that African people use both western and traditional systems simultaneously. The South African government is also considering to include traditional healers in the national health policy .This study examines the opinions of African parents or caretakers of children at Red Cross War Memorial Children' s Hospital regarding their use of western and traditional health systems and their opinion regarding their linkage. The research method for this exploratory study was a focus group and structured interview. The results indicated that in the communities from which the respondents were drawn there are many Africans who consult traditional healers. The results further indicated that many Africans consult both western doctors and traditional healers for the same medical problem. The results also indicated that the respondents considered it necessary to link traditional healers to western health settings. Recommendations for future research are included. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Healers - South Africa - Cape Town - Public opinion. en_ZA
dc.subject.other Blacks - South Africa - Cape Town - Attitudes en_ZA
dc.subject.other Medical care - South Africa - Cape Town - Public opinion en_ZA
dc.subject.other Traditional medicine - South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Opinions of African caretakers of children at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital regarding the linking of traditional healers to western health settings 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 Tabane, E. M. (1995). <i>Opinions of African caretakers of children at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital regarding the linking of traditional healers to western health settings</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21772 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Tabane, Elizabeth Mamatle. <i>"Opinions of African caretakers of children at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital regarding the linking of traditional healers to western health settings."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 1995. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21772 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Tabane EM. Opinions of African caretakers of children at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital regarding the linking of traditional healers to western health settings. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 1995 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21772 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Tabane, Elizabeth Mamatle AB - Health care systems play an important role in maintaining good health in communities. In South Africa, Africans are continually faced with the dilemma of choosing western or traditional values. The literature has shown that African people use both western and traditional systems simultaneously. The South African government is also considering to include traditional healers in the national health policy .This study examines the opinions of African parents or caretakers of children at Red Cross War Memorial Children' s Hospital regarding their use of western and traditional health systems and their opinion regarding their linkage. The research method for this exploratory study was a focus group and structured interview. The results indicated that in the communities from which the respondents were drawn there are many Africans who consult traditional healers. The results further indicated that many Africans consult both western doctors and traditional healers for the same medical problem. The results also indicated that the respondents considered it necessary to link traditional healers to western health settings. Recommendations for future research are included. DA - 1995 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1995 T1 - Opinions of African caretakers of children at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital regarding the linking of traditional healers to western health settings TI - Opinions of African caretakers of children at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital regarding the linking of traditional healers to western health settings UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21772 ER - en_ZA


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