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Foreign nurse educators’ lived experiences of incivility: The case for Botswana


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Title Foreign nurse educators’ lived experiences of incivility: The case for Botswana
Creator Thupayagale-Tshweneagae, Gloria B. Baratedi, William M. Sebola, Botshelo R. Raditloko, Samuel Dithole, Kefalotse S.
Subject Education, Nursing, Botswana; Discrimination; Experiences; foreign nurse educators; Hostile behaviors
Description Background: In light of current economic prosperity and subsequent attainment of upper-middle-income country status, Botswana attracted nurse educators from other African countries. Within this cross-cultural environment, anti-immigrant sentiments have catalysed incidents of incivility, affecting the quality of teaching and learning outcomes.Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore experiences of incivility amongst foreign nurse educators and how it impacts their work and livelihood.Method: This study employed a qualitative approach, using interpretive phenomenology. In-depth interviews using a developed guide were conducted with 13 foreign nurse educators working as nurse educators in Botswana. Thematic analysis was conducted in accordance with interpretive phenomenology, where transcriptions were drafted after each interview.Results: Three themes emerged from the study findings: hostile behaviour, discrimination and inequitable application of procedures and processes. Discrimination as a theme has two sub-themes, namely, workplace injustice and individual injustice.Conclusion: The study found that foreign nurse educators working in Botswana experience incivility. From the findings, the study strongly recommends application of equitable job opportunities to all employees, including foreign nurse educators who are employed to meet the shortage of nurse educators in Botswana. The researchers are of the opinion that the nurse educator shortage will persist in Botswana, partly because of the nursing profession rendered unattractive by hostile social interactions amongst nurse educators’ exclusion of foreign nurses from benefits enjoyed by local nurse educators, workplace injustice targeting foreign nurse educators, as well as inequitable application of policies and processes that affect foreign nurse educators.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor Gtt, University of South Africa, WBM, University ogf Botswana, SR, University of Botswana, RBS, UNiversity of South Afria, KD University of Botswana
Date 2020-12-21
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Interview
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/curationis.v43i1.2162
Source Curationis; Vol 43, No 1 (2020); 5 pages 2223-6279 0379-8577
Language eng
Coverage Southern Africa Nursing education 33-54, males and females, Zimbabweans and Zambians
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Gloria B. Thupayagale-Tshweneagae, William M. Baratedi, Botshelo R. Sebola, Samuel Raditloko, Kefalotse S. Dithole