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dc.contributor.author Amukugo, Hans J.
dc.contributor.author Goraseb, Marcus
dc.contributor.author Karera, Abel
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-13T14:53:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-13T14:53:50Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Amukugo, H.J., Goraseb, M., & Karera, A. (2019). Experiences of health care professionals regarding management of fetal alcohol syndrome in the Khomas region of Namibia. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 8(1), 136-152. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2610
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the experiences of health care professionals regarding the management of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) in the Khomas Region of Namibia. The study was qualitative, explorative, descriptive, and contextual in nature and was conducted at two state hospitals in Windhoek. The researcher used in-depth unstructured interviews and focus group discussions. Data was analyzed by using Tesch’s method of qualitative data analysis. Ethical principles were employed to avoid acts that diminish self-respect and violate self-determination of research participants. The Findings of the study revealed four main themes on experiences of healthcare workers regarding management of FAS: Lack of knowledge about management of FAS; inadequate resources to facilitate the management of FAS; unconducive environment for mother and family; and lack of inter-professional collaboration. A total of ten sub-themes emerged from these four themes all of which indicated negative experiences that presented barriers to proper management of FAS. It is recommended that guidelines for health professionals should be developed to facilitate the management of children with FAS. In addition, healthcare workers knowledge and the clinical environment should be enhanced to enable effective management of this condition. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Fetal alcohol sydrome en_US
dc.subject Health care en_US
dc.title Experiences of health care professionals regarding management of fetal alcohol syndrome in the Khomas region of Namibia en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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