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1st Edition

Community Health Needs in South Africa

ISBN 9781138716261
Published November 11, 2019 by Routledge
262 Pages

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Book Description

This title was first published in 2000:  Although the apartheid regime has now been abolished there is still a great deal of work to be done in order to eliminate the disadvantages it created for the health of black people at both micro and macro levels. This book presents the findings of a study commissioned to assess and respond to the health needs of black people in South Africa. The hope expressed by those who participated is that the study is considered within the wider context of understanding the apartheid system and the scars it left behind. Community Health Needs in South Africa represents an excellent example of how action research can be used as a tool to make a difference in people’s lives.

Table of Contents

Contents: The historical development of South African society; The development of health services in South Africa; The structure of the present health system; Children and health; Women and health; Women making her story; Care for elderly people; Black people and mental illness; HIV/AIDS epidemic; Care for terminally ill people - the role of hospices; The Orange Farm study; Quantitative research; Action research; Conclusion.

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Ntombenhle Protasia Khoti Torkington, BA Honours Degree in Sociology and holds a PhD Degree from the University of Liverpool. Sociology lecturer at University of Liverpool, John Moore's University and Liverpool Hope University College. She is a qualified general nurse, midwife and sick children's nurse.


’One of the book’s main merits is that it puts the problems in the medical field into context with South Africa’s transformation policies since 1994, as well as its coming to terms with the past...’ INDABA