Vincent Setlhare

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The term ‘patient-centredness’ was coined by Balint to emphasise that patients should be treated as unique individuals and was used initially to describe how physicians should interact and communicate with patients.6 From highlighting and emphasising the patient’s agenda and appropriate communication skills in doctor–patient interactions, PC grew to include(More)
BACKGROUND Family Medicine (FM) training is new in Botswana. No previous evaluation of the experiences and opinions of residents of the University of Botswana (UB) Family Medicine training programme has been reported. AIMS This study explored and assessed residents' experiences and satisfaction with the FM training programme at the UB and solicited(More)
Family medicine is a new specialty in Botswana and many African countries and its definitionand scope are still evolving. In this region, healthcare is constrained by resource limitation andinefficiencies in resource utilisation. Experiences in countries with good health indicators canhelp inform discussions on the future of family medicine in Africa.(More)
Copyright: © 2014. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. Primary Care should be the ‘central function and main focus of a country’s health system‘.1 The Ouagadougu Declaration similarly states that the vehicle for achieving the Millennium Development Goals and addressing the health(More)
BACKGROUND  Childhood malnutrition is an important risk factor for child mortality and underlies close to 50% of child deaths worldwide. Previous studies have found an association between maternal depression and child malnutrition, but it is not known whether this association exists in Botswana. In addition, previous studies excluded non-maternal primary(More)
BACKGROUND Botswana's health care system is based on a primary care model. Various national guidelines exist for specific diseases. However, most of the guidelines address management at a tertiary level and often appear nonapplicable for the limited resources in primary care facilities. An integrated symptom-based guideline was developed so as to translate(More)
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