Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Christina Andrén; Karim Hammami , pp. 25. HAL/Sektionen för hälsa, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Christina Andrén, Karim Hammami
Titel / Title: Experiences of newly qualified nurses of University of Limpopo, Turfloop Campus executing mandatory community service in Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Abstrakt Abstract:

Background: Anxiety because of lack in organization and management skills, fear of legal disputes and the possibility of losing their professional registration is real concerns of nurses in the immediate period of post-qualification. Many of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, as South Africa, are facing severe shortages of skilled health staff. One of the most important factors is the exodus of health care staff, which is largely a symptom of other health system deficits.
Aim: To determine the experiences of newly qualified nurses of University of Limpopo, Turfloop Campus executing mandatory community services in Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Method: Seven participants were recruited for individual interviews in this study. The qualitative conducted individual interviews were analysed using a content analysis in four steps inspired by Burnard (1996).
Result: The most revealing results were the many factors leading to a lot of distress to the nurse staff, which is a strong influence to the abandonment of the profession. These factors are all in turn consequences of the lack of financial resources put in to the health care system in South Africa. These include low salary, lack of material resources, shortage of the staff and lack of organisation of management. The balance between education, work situation and compensation seems to be flawed.
Conclusion: The nursing education did not meet up to the requirements regarding the preparation for the nurses. Mandatory community service does not dissolve the main issues of abandonment. The salary seems to be the critical factor leading to abandonment of the nursing profession.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hälsa och vårdvetenskap - Health and Health science

Nyckelord / Keywords: Abandonment, Mandatory, community, service, Newly, qualified, nurse, South Africa, Transition.

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8qel9g
Program:/ Programme Sjuksköterskeprogrammet/Nursing
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 01/11/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Examensarbete för sjuksköterskeexamen/Degree project, Bachelor of Science in Nursing och/ and kandidatarbete/Bachelor's Thesis


Handledare / Supervisor: Doris Bohman, Magdeline Thopola
Examinator / Examiner: Mats Lintrup
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: HAL/Sektionen för hälsa
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00

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