Elma Kortenbout

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There has been increasing interest in self-care as a potential role-player in health care provision. Existing knowledge about self-care however, is regarded as insufficient, and such knowledge is especially relevant when governments plan to support self-care development programmes. A survey on self-care among whites, blacks and coloureds in the Free State(More)
CONTEXT Nurses provide the bulk of primary care services in South Africa. Post-apartheid health legislation envisions the provision of comprehensive primary services at all public clinics, which implies the need for a cadre of primary care nurses able to render such services. OBJECTIVES To identify core competencies of clinic nurses and develop an(More)
This study assessed whether community participation in health related activity was a reality or just popular development rhetoric. Using action research methodology, focus group discussions and informal contacts were made with farm workers consisting of twelve families in Umkomaas, south of Durban in the province of Kwa Zulu Natal. The aim was to establish(More)
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