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Factors affecting family members' support of State patients: A case study of the Hayani Hospital, in Vhembe District, of Limpopo Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Maluleke, M.
dc.contributor.advisor Netshikweta, L.
dc.contributor.author Nemathaga, Muofheni
dc.date 2018
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-15T13:47:13Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-15T13:47:13Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-21
dc.identifier.citation Nemathaga, Muofheni (2018) Factors affecting family members' support of State patients: A case study of the Hayani Hospital, in Vhembe District, of Limpopo Province, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, <http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1254>
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1254
dc.description MCur
dc.description Department of Advanced Nursing Science
dc.description.abstract Background- Family support is the most important milieu for the treatment and rehabilitation for mental health care users. However, there are cases that are reported where mental health care users are rejected by their family members worldwide. Vhembe District is no exception. Purpose-The study determined factors affecting family members’ support of their state patients in Hayani hospital, Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. Methodology- The study adopted a qualitative design which was explorative, descriptive and contextual in nature. Non-probability purposive sampling method was used to sample 09 family members with state patients at Hayani Hospital from the entire population. Data was collected through in-depth individual interviews and analysed through Techs method of coding. Ethical considerations and measures to ensure trustworthiness were followed throughout the study. Results- Data revealed two themes from namely, psychological factors and sociological factors affecting family members’ support. Recommendations- This study recommends on developing a model of support for family members’ with state patients at Hayani hospital. This study also recommends that department of health should consider meetings with family members. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Family en_US
dc.subject Mental Health Care Insititution en_US
dc.subject Mental Health Care User State patient en_US
dc.subject Support en_US
dc.title Factors affecting family members' support of State patients: A case study of the Hayani Hospital, in Vhembe District, of Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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