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Title:Experiences of health care workers (nurses and community counsellors) and people living with HIV/AIDS for the development of a health education programme to enhance the knowledge and communication skills of health care workers who serve people living with HIV/AIDS on HAART in Namibia
Authors:Amukugo, Hans Justus
Van Dyk, Agnes
Chipare, Mwakanyadzeni Abigail
Periodical:Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 2026-7215)
Geographic term:Namibia
Subjects:health personnel
health centres
Abstract:This article describes the experiences of health care workers and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in communication on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART). The study was conducted in a number of hospitals in Namibia. Health care workers were asked about their communication skills, counselling skills and HIV/AIDS knowledge, and the factors that deterred them from effectively communicating with PLWHA on HAART. The PLWHA were asked about the type of information they obtained from health care workers that improved their knowledge about their health. The authors determine a number of factors that prevent health care workers and PLWHA from communicating effectively in this setting. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]