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dc.contributor.author Amadhila, Elina en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:08:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:08:22Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/563
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts en_US
dc.description.abstract People with physical impairments are entitled to using health facilities at least as much as the general population if not more. Inadequate health services coupled with the absence of a physical impairment-friendly health care system social environment in the developing nations make it difficult for them to access basic medical services. The study uses a qualitative research methodology to describe and understand rather than to explain and predict access to health facilities The objective is to understand the current situation on access to health care for the physically impaired. The rationale for the paper is to assist in understanding barriers to access health care services for people with disabilities and to promote equity for all groups in society The study was conducted in Khomas and Caprivi Regions of Namibia. It found that there were problems related to lack of transportation. Either there was no transportation at clinics, from home to the clinic or if transportation was available it was unreliable. The physical environment was not accommodating to the physically impaired individuals because most individuals could not drive through the sandy ground with their wheel chairs and therefore could not access health care services easily Communication with providers was also an issue when it came to individuals with hearing impairment because they found it hard to communicate their health conditions to providers (and vice versa) if they did not have interpreters of their own. Study records that rising to the challenge of providing excellent and accessible health care to persons with impairments is imperative as a matter of equity and recommends health professionals to go beyond minimum requirements set by law to make facilities and services usable to the greatest extent possible. en_US
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dc.format.extent ix, 103 p en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
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dc.title Barriers to accessing health care for the physically impaired population in Namibia 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 Master of Arts en_US
dc.description.status Successfully Downloaded file :http://wwwisis.unam.na/theses/amadhila2012.pdf en_US
dc.masterFileNumber 3840 en_US


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