A survey-based, descriptive study of the occupational health experience of pregnant women doctors working in the public health sector in the Western Cape from 2009-2015

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Schweitzer, Beverley en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Hiscock, Colleen J B en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-18T07:25:55Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-18T07:25:55Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Hiscock, C. 2016. A survey-based, descriptive study of the occupational health experience of pregnant women doctors working in the public health sector in the Western Cape from 2009-2015. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22783
dc.description.abstract THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY is to explore the experiences of pregnant women doctors working in public sector health facilities in the Western Cape and to ascertain whether occupational health laws and guidelines are being implemented for pregnant women doctors. This is being done in order to provide feedback to Western Cape department of health, so that if found necessary, recommendations for the improved occupational health of pregnant doctors can be implemented. THE OBJECTIVES are to conduct an internet-based survey of woman doctors who have experienced pregnancies while working in the public sector. The three main objectives are: 1. To describe the demographics of the respondents 2. To explore the experiences of the respondents with regard to working while pregnant 3. To assess the knowledge of occupational and other laws that relate to pregnant women at work. HYPOTHESIS: There is currently poor implementation of occupational health laws and services for pregnant doctors in the various government health facilities in the Western Cape SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS RESEARCH: "The progress of women in medicine is a long and continuing journey," AMA Women Physicians section (Anon.2013). The number of women graduating as doctors has increased. Many of these women form the mainstay of the public-sector workforce. Attention needs to be focused on ensuring the safety of pregnant women doctors and the safety of their unborn babies. METHODOLOGY OF STUDY: Study Design: This is a retrospective, survey-based, descriptive study using an electronic survey/ questionnaire as a tool. The survey includes both set answer options from which to choose as well as areas for respondents to give comments, which will add a qualitative element to the research. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDY POPULATION: The study population consists of women doctors who took maternity leave while working in the state sector in the Western Cape from 2009-2015. INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Inclusion criteria: All women who complete and submit the survey will be included in the sample. No exclusion criteria are envisioned. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Public Health en_ZA
dc.title A survey-based, descriptive study of the occupational health experience of pregnant women doctors working in the public health sector in the Western Cape from 2009-2015 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 Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Health and Family Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MMed en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Hiscock, C. J. B. (2016). <i>A survey-based, descriptive study of the occupational health experience of pregnant women doctors working in the public health sector in the Western Cape from 2009-2015</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Public Health and Family Medicine. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22783 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Hiscock, Colleen J B. <i>"A survey-based, descriptive study of the occupational health experience of pregnant women doctors working in the public health sector in the Western Cape from 2009-2015."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22783 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Hiscock CJB. A survey-based, descriptive study of the occupational health experience of pregnant women doctors working in the public health sector in the Western Cape from 2009-2015. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22783 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Hiscock, Colleen J B AB - THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY is to explore the experiences of pregnant women doctors working in public sector health facilities in the Western Cape and to ascertain whether occupational health laws and guidelines are being implemented for pregnant women doctors. This is being done in order to provide feedback to Western Cape department of health, so that if found necessary, recommendations for the improved occupational health of pregnant doctors can be implemented. THE OBJECTIVES are to conduct an internet-based survey of woman doctors who have experienced pregnancies while working in the public sector. The three main objectives are: 1. To describe the demographics of the respondents 2. To explore the experiences of the respondents with regard to working while pregnant 3. To assess the knowledge of occupational and other laws that relate to pregnant women at work. HYPOTHESIS: There is currently poor implementation of occupational health laws and services for pregnant doctors in the various government health facilities in the Western Cape SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS RESEARCH: "The progress of women in medicine is a long and continuing journey," AMA Women Physicians section (Anon.2013). The number of women graduating as doctors has increased. Many of these women form the mainstay of the public-sector workforce. Attention needs to be focused on ensuring the safety of pregnant women doctors and the safety of their unborn babies. METHODOLOGY OF STUDY: Study Design: This is a retrospective, survey-based, descriptive study using an electronic survey/ questionnaire as a tool. The survey includes both set answer options from which to choose as well as areas for respondents to give comments, which will add a qualitative element to the research. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDY POPULATION: The study population consists of women doctors who took maternity leave while working in the state sector in the Western Cape from 2009-2015. INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Inclusion criteria: All women who complete and submit the survey will be included in the sample. No exclusion criteria are envisioned. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - A survey-based, descriptive study of the occupational health experience of pregnant women doctors working in the public health sector in the Western Cape from 2009-2015 TI - A survey-based, descriptive study of the occupational health experience of pregnant women doctors working in the public health sector in the Western Cape from 2009-2015 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22783 ER - en_ZA


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