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Volume 27 Number Vol 27 (2022) Year 2022

33 articles in this issue 

Pradeep Ashokcoomar,Raisuyah Bhagwan

AbstractBackground: Neonatal care is provided by various levels of healthcare facilities in South Africa. Intensive care for neonates is only provided at the higher levels, hence the need for transfers from lower-level to higher-level facilities (e.g. pri... see more


Jeanne M. Grace,Jacqueline Naiker

AbstractBackground: Longevity is increasing, accompanied by a rise in disability and chronic diseases with physical activity (PA) delaying disability, ensuring successful ageing (SA) and independent living in older adults.Aim: This study aimed to determin... see more


Emerentia C. Nicholson,Anneleen Damons

AbstractBackground:Older people are more prone to chronic diseases than younger ones and typically receive multiple medications. Medication rounds in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are usually lengthy, with most errors occurring during the administrati... see more


Patricia Y. Mudzi,Priscilla M. Jiyane,Nombulelo Sepeng

AbstractBackground: Globally, the unsatisfactory progress of postgraduate students registered for a master’s degree is a cause for concern. It affects graduation numbers and completion time.Aim: This study aimed to determine the perceived supervisory-rese... see more


Samantha J. York,Gina Rencken,Michael O. Ogunlana,Ayesha Dawood,Pragashnie Govender

AbstractBackground: There is a paucity of literature on knowledge translation (KT) interventions for occupational therapists (OTs) in assessing and caring for the neonate and at-risk infant. Care at this stage of life is paramount, requiring a shift from ... see more


Sanele E. Nene

AbstractBackground: Nurse managers carry the light of leadership in mining primary healthcare settings (mPHCs). They must ensure that this light shines for their followers to improve the quality of service rendered in primary healthcare. However, the nurs... see more


Sibusiso C. Nomatshila,Teke R. Apalata,Sikhumbuzo A. Mabunda

AbstractBackground: In 2016, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) were reported to be responsible for 41 million of the world’s 57 million deaths. These deaths were reported to be associated with modifiable lifestyle behaviours, such as tobacco smoking, poor ... see more


Thriya Huluman,Christopher Yelverton,Cynthia Peterson

AbstractBackground: Several surveys that have been published show opinions regarding a change in the scope of chiropractic practice to include prescription rights. Currently, research into the attitudes of South African chiropractors towards having this r... see more


Tsiame M. Mekhoa,Nomaxabiso M. Mooi,Olivia B. Baloyi

AbstractBackground: Adequate nutritional knowledge, positive attitudes, and good practices of nurses regarding maternal nutrition of women during pregnancy are fundamental for maternal and foetal well-being.Aim: This study aimed to determine the knowledge... see more


Sumayya Ebrahim

AbstractBackground: The global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, now in its second year, has resulted in a large corpus of literature in a number of disciplines, particularly virology and epidemiology. In contrast, scholarly inquiry in other a... see more


Simangele Shakwane

AbstractBackground: Intimate care is not facilitated in South African nursing education and training. Nursing students encounter it for the first time in clinical practice, where they see and touch the naked bodies of patients. The societal segregation of... see more


Rakkel N. Shindjabuluka,Daniel O. Ashipala,Gilbert N. Likando

AbstractBackground: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused instability in the education system and has compelled higher education institutions (HEIs) to find alternative ways of teaching and learning by making use of the latest online... see more


Catherine Haulesi Chiwaula,Diana L. Jere

AbstractBackground: An evidence based practice (EBP) research project was undertaken to implement EBP interventions utilising the Iowa model in order to build the capacity of the nurses in using research evidence to improve decision making and quality car... see more


Emerentia C. Nicholson,Anneleen Damons

AbstractBackground: Globally, nurses are increasingly employed post-retirement, with task-shifting to nurses with lower competencies, a lack of knowledge being a barrier, all of which could lead to medication errors.Aim: To describe the impact of nurses’ ... see more


Kagiso P. Tukisi,Annie Temane,Anna Nolte

AbstractBackground: Obstetric triage (OBT) is a standardised procedure, which plays a vital role in identifying women with obstetric risks upon admission for labour worldwide. In the last few years, considerable attention has been paid to perinatal p... see more


Claudia J. Jansen van Vuuren,Juan M. Jansen van Vuuren

AbstractBackground: Following the rollout of several effective vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), many countries have introduced vaccination passports or certificates as a means of certifying that an individual has been vaccinated ... see more


Siphesihle D. Hlophe,Karien Jooste

AbstractBackground: Death of a close family member is one of the most traumatic events in a person’s life. The way, in which this loss unfolds, varies from person to person and depends on how close you were with the deceased. It was unclear how youth... see more


Mugsien Rowland,Anthonio Adefuye

AbstractBackground: Delivering pre-hospital emergency care has the potential to be hazardous. Despite this, little is known about the factors that precipitate human errors and influence patient safety in the pre-hospital care setting, in contrast to ... see more


Prishana Ramnarain,Shenuka Singh

AbstractBackground: There is limited published evidence on health workers’ perspectives on trends in oral antibiotic prescription for dental conditions in the public health sector.Aim: This study set to determine healthcare practitioners’ knowle... see more


Gopolang Gause,Isaac O. Mokgaola,Mahlasela A. Rakhudu

AbstractBackground: Technologies, such as the use of information technology for teaching and learning, e-learning and virtual learning, are commonly used terms in today’s education system. These ever growing and developing modes of teaching and learn... see more


Philemon D. Shallie,Firoza Haffejee

AbstractBackground: The effect of the highly contagious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) began in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, from which it spread worldwide. In Nigeria, to curb the spread of the virus, the government elected to close public pla... see more


Moganki H. Lefoka,Robert T. Netangaheni

AbstractBackground: Substance use disorder has emerged as a key health and social challenge in South Africa (SA). It is projected that about 15% of South African youth, especially young women are prone to engage in drug use and the prospects of comin... see more


Victoire Ticha,Million Bimerew,Deliwe R. Phetlhu

AbstractBackground: People living with HIV (PLHIV) co-infected with Tuberculosis (TB) account for one in three HIV-related deaths. Retention in care and adherence to medication remain key behaviours that PLHIV co-infected with TB must adopt to achiev... see more


Martin Owusu Ansah,Lucy Afeafa Ry-Kottoh,Enya B. Ameza-Xemalordzo,Godfred Aawaar

AbstractBackground: The proliferation of information through social media and on other communication networks during the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) era altered information transfer in many countries. The content of the messages from governm... see more


Jessica Oliveira,Janice Pellow,Tebogo Tsele-Tebakang,Elizabeth M. Solomon

AbstractBackground: Neurofeedback is a neurostimulatory biofeedback behavioural therapy that regulates brain wave levels for optimal cognitive functioning. It has shown promising results for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (... see more


Eridiong O. Onyenweaku,Hema Kesa,Alex K. Tchuenchieu,Anesu G. Kuhudzai

AbstractBackground: The food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world is currently being threatened by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, an evolving health crisis.Aim: To evaluate the effect of the COVID-19 p... see more


Waheedha Emmamally,Christen Erlingsson,Petra Brysiewicz

AbstractRelational practice is characterised by genuine interaction between families and healthcare professionals that promotes trust and empowerment. Positive clinical outcomes have been associated with relational practice. To assess and examine in-hospi... see more


Olivia B. Baloyi,Mary Ann Jarvis,Ntombifikile G. Mtshali

AbstractThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic exposed an absence of blueprints to avert an education disaster. In South Africa, in line with Alert Level-5, adhering to lockdown restrictions, higher education institutions (HEIs) closed, necessit... see more


Jean F. Mabona,Dalena R.M. van Rooyen,Wilma ten Ham-Baloyi

AbstractHealthy work environments that maximise the health and well-being of nurses are essential in achieving good patient and societal outcomes, as well as optimal organisational performance. While studies have been conducted on healthy work environment... see more


Ntombiyakhe Bekelepi,Penelope Martin

AbstractDiverse support interventions have been implemented to provide support for nurses working in acute psychiatric settings. These interventions aimed at modifying the psychological and social factors, as they either prevent stress responses or reduce... see more


Wilma ten Ham-Baloyi

AbstractNurses play an important role in the implementation of best practices. However, the role of nurses in changing practice by implementing best practices requires further exploration. No systematic review was found that summarised the best available ... see more


Grace Danda,Thandisizwe Mavundla,Christina Mudokwenyu-Rawdon

AbstractVoluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a global strategy for reducing female-to-male sexual transmission of HIV. Women whose partners are circumcised benefit from a reduced risk of contracting other sexually transmitted diseases; making the... see more


Carine Prinsloo,Karien Jooste

AbstractBackground: Globally, critical care outreach services (CCOS) were implemented in health care facilities; however, compliance with guidelines is poor. The authors have noticed that a gap exists in the literature on how self-leadership might in... see more