Nurse-managed care for health care workers in southern Africa
Abstract:In Swaziland, the health care system is experiencing severe scarcity of health care workers (HCWs) due to difficult working conditions, migration and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic. Nurses and other HCWs in Swaziland are personally as affected by communicable diseases as the general population. High levels of HIV and TB co-infection bring added complexity to care. The loss of skilled staff in key positions has had a particularly negative impact on the quality of care and service delivery. The Swaziland Nurses Association (SNA) has established a Centre for Comprehensive Wellness for HCWs in the public and private sector and their immediate families to support the health workforce.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Swaziland Nurses Association Wellness Centre for Health Care Workers and their Families, Manzini, Swaziland 2: US Fulbright Scholar, Southern Africa Nazarene University, Manzini, Swaziland 3: International Council of Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland
Publication date: October 1, 2013
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