Pediatric nursing in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in resource-poor settings - balancing the "art and the science"

SOURCE: Holistic Nursing Practice
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2006
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Govender, T.Rochat, L.Richter, N.Rollins
KEYWORDS: CARE OF CHILDREN, CAREGIVERS, HEALTH SERVICES, HIV/AIDS, NURSING, PSYCHOSOCIAL ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 4136

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Abstract

Pediatric wards in South Africa are largely occupied by children with AIDS-related illnesses. This study uses qualitative inquiry involving focus groups with nurses into the needs of children, caregivers, and healthcare providers. The findings indicate changes to the nature of nursing practice, knowledge of nursing, and ethics of nursing care.