ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

Siphesihle Delani Hlophe
Department of Nursing Science, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa


  • Research Article   
    Time-Related Circumstances Defining Youths Self-Management: Following the Unexpected Loss of a Family Member to HIV/AIDS
    Author(s): Siphesihle Delani Hlophe* and Karien Jooste

    Background: There is a high incidence of depression in youth who are stressed, making them less likely to engage in active self-management strategies such as exercise due to the trauma of losing a family member. Youths visit public hospitals for various reasons, including panic attacks and anxiety, which are often experienced after the passing of a family member. The aim was to explore the lived experiences of youths on managing themselves after losing a family member to HIV/AIDS and develop guidelines for nurses to advise youths on self-management following the loss of a family member to HIV/AIDS. Methods: A descriptive phenomenological design was followed for a study at a Comprehensive Healthcare Clinic in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The sample was selected through purposive sampling until data saturation was achieved. Indiv.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.3371/CSRP.DSKJ.013023

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