Psychological explanations in HIV/AIDS counselling

dc.contributor.advisorKerry, Gibsonen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMapekula, Luyanda Ritaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-14T08:56:37Z
dc.date.available2015-07-14T08:56:37Z
dc.date.issued1996en_ZA
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 75-77.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis research investigated the extent to which explanations of the aetiology, course, treatment, and prognosis of Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are shared or differ between African health workers (counsellors) and their African clients who are affected. Medical anthropology and constructionist theory provided theoretical frameworks to explore the significance and meaning of explanations as well as implications for counselling objectives. A qualitative methodology, drawn from theoretical models which emphasize the cultural construction of explanations of disease, was used. Findings suggest that counsellors' explanations are medical and objective with passive notions of bodily processes, while clients' explanations reflect subjective, personal experiences with the condition attributed to active human agency, supernatural and natural powers. Both counsellors and clients use personal characteristics, social stereotypes and people's actions as determinants for infection. The findings suggest that clients use these to empower themselves in order to cope with the disease, while counsellors use them to assert their power both over clients and in the health care systems; and thus contribute to obstacles in counselling. Suggestions for addressing issues in HIV/AIDS counselling and recommendations for future research in this area are included.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationMapekula, L. R. (1996). <i>Psychological explanations in HIV/AIDS counselling</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13486en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationMapekula, Luyanda Rita. <i>"Psychological explanations in HIV/AIDS counselling."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1996. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13486en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationMapekula, L. 1996. Psychological explanations in HIV/AIDS counselling. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Mapekula, Luyanda Rita AB - This research investigated the extent to which explanations of the aetiology, course, treatment, and prognosis of Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are shared or differ between African health workers (counsellors) and their African clients who are affected. Medical anthropology and constructionist theory provided theoretical frameworks to explore the significance and meaning of explanations as well as implications for counselling objectives. A qualitative methodology, drawn from theoretical models which emphasize the cultural construction of explanations of disease, was used. Findings suggest that counsellors' explanations are medical and objective with passive notions of bodily processes, while clients' explanations reflect subjective, personal experiences with the condition attributed to active human agency, supernatural and natural powers. Both counsellors and clients use personal characteristics, social stereotypes and people's actions as determinants for infection. The findings suggest that clients use these to empower themselves in order to cope with the disease, while counsellors use them to assert their power both over clients and in the health care systems; and thus contribute to obstacles in counselling. Suggestions for addressing issues in HIV/AIDS counselling and recommendations for future research in this area are included. DA - 1996 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1996 T1 - Psychological explanations in HIV/AIDS counselling TI - Psychological explanations in HIV/AIDS counselling UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13486 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/13486
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationMapekula LR. Psychological explanations in HIV/AIDS counselling. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1996 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13486en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherClinical Psychologyen_ZA
dc.titlePsychological explanations in HIV/AIDS counsellingen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
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