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dc.contributor.author Shikongo, Katriina-Kuna I. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:08:10Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:08:10Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/455
dc.description submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree Doctoral of Nursing Science in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Namibia en_US
dc.description.abstract Nursing practice is a living body of knowledge derived from different disciplines, i.e. biological, psychological and social. From the social sciences, Sociology of Development is one of the sources of knowledge used in nursing practice en_US
dc.description.abstract Student nurses in Namibia have been taught Sociology of Development since 1987 at the diploma level. The content of sociology motivates the pivotal role of nurses as resource persons who enhance and promote the social upliftment of the people of Namibia. Health care and education is necessary for the development of people. If society does not benefit from the education and practice of nurses, then the teaching of sociology of development is meaningless en_US
dc.description.abstract There is no scientific evidence on how knowledge from Sociology of Development is being utilised in nursing practice, because there is no study report available on the integration of this content into nursing practice.The purpose of this study is the development of strategies to facilitate the application of Sociology of Development to nursing practice en_US
dc.description.abstract A quantitative descriptive design was used to determine the extent to which registered nurses apply Sociology of Development in nursing practice. For data collection, the questionnaire method was employed en_US
dc.description.abstract The study population was comprised of registered nurses who were taught Sociology of Development and were practicing in the four training hospital in Namibia. The sample was selected by means of systematic random sampling.The study was conducted in three phases. Phase one was the exploration of possible challenges to the application of Sociology of Development in nursing practice. The data collected during this empirical phase were statistically analysed and described to ascertain whether there is any significant difference between the independent and dependent variables of the dichotomy groupings. Comments on the questions where open coded and summarised. The second phase was the development of the conceptual framework upon which strategies are to be based. The third phase was the development and description of the strategies en_US
dc.description.abstract The exploration of the possible challenges in the application of Sociology of Development to nursing practice has revealed that there were areas where application has been successful but also that there are weaknesses identified on the side of registered nurses and challenges revealed in their comments on health facilities and the health care delivery system. Strategies have been developed based on these findings to facilitate application of the content in nursing practice en_US
dc.description.abstract Conclusions were made and recommendations were given to the Ministry of Health where these registered nurses practice and also to the University of Namibia (UNAM) where nurses are trained and taught Sociology of Development. This study has made two major contributions to the body of knowledge in nursing practice as well as to applied Sociology of Development. The contributions are: A conceptual framework for the development of strategies that facilitate the application of sociology of development to nursing practice and the strategies which were formulated en_US
dc.description.abstract The strategies formulated in this study are not conclusive. There is room for additional ideas on how best the content can be made practically applicable not only to nursing science but to other health-science professions. en_US
dc.format.extent xxiv, 246 p en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.source.uri abstracts/shikongo2008.pdf en_US
dc.source.uri http://wwwisis.unam.na/theses/shikongo2008.pdf en_US
dc.title Strategies to facilitate application of sociology of development to nursing practice en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-199299999999999 en_US
dc.description.degree Windhoek en_US
dc.description.degree Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree University of Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree Doctoral of Nursing Science en_US
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