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Challenges experienced by health care professionals working in resource-poor intensive care settings in the Limpopo province of South Africa

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Title Challenges experienced by health care professionals working in resource-poor intensive care settings in the Limpopo province of South Africa
 
Creator Malelelo-Ndou, Hulisani Ramathuba, Dorah U. Netshisaulu, Khathutshelo G.
 
Subject Nursing, Medicine, Sociology health care professionals; intensive care units; critically ill patients; resource-poor intensive care units
Description Background: Providing optimal care to critically ill patients poses challenges in resource-poor settings because of the lack of equipment, inadequately trained personnel and limited infrastructure.Objectives: This study explored challenges experienced by health care professionals working in resource-poor intensive care units.Method: A qualitative, explorative, descriptive design was used. The population comprised nurses and doctors working in an intensive care unit of one hospital in the Limpopo province of South Africa. A purposive sample was selected and 17 semi-structured interviews were conducted. Data were analysed using Tesch’s method. Ethical considerations were adhered to.Results: Participants experienced challenges related to provision of suboptimal patient care, the challenge of non-adherence to protocols and/or instructions and the challenge of practising beyond the scope of practice.Conclusion: Lack of resources resulted in providing suboptimal intensive patient care. Patients were prone to infections and their safety might be compromised.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor University of Venda
Date 2019-03-26
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Survey Interview
Format text/html application/epub+zip application/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/curationis.v42i1.1921
 
Source Curationis; Vol 42, No 1 (2019); 8 pages 2223-6279 0379-8577
 
Language eng
 
Relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/323008 https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/1921/2448 https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/1921/2447 https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/1921/2449 https://curationis.org.za/index.php/curationis/article/view/1921/2446
 
Coverage Boreal Forest European Rennaissance 25- 57yrs, Males and Females, Venda, Tsonga
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess Copyright (c) 2019 Hulisani Malelelo-Ndou, Dorah U. Ramathuba, Khathutshelo G. Netshisaulu https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0