Exploring the challenges faced by informal home based palliative (HBP) caregivers in Ndola District, Zambia

Musonda, K.C., Nyashanu, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-9231-0393, Mutale, W., Sitali, D. and Mweemba, O., 2021. Exploring the challenges faced by informal home based palliative (HBP) caregivers in Ndola District, Zambia. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care. ISSN 1552-4256

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Abstract

In order to explore informal Home-based palliative caregivers’ challenging experiences, this study gives an overview of the need of Home-based palliative caregivers in communities. Dialogs using In-depth interviews (IDI’s) with twenty-five (25) purposively and conveniently selected respondents aged 18 years and over were conducted. They were not professional caregivers but volunteers from within the community attached to health facilities in Ndola. Discussions on global, Africa and Zambian’ situations, and Ndola in particular were included. The findings, using thematic analysis, were lack of supporting resources, inadequate coordination, lack of training, undesirable working conditions and unreliable transport network. The study will facilitate formulation of guiding principles and policies for palliative care practices through recommendations based on results from this study to improve and sustain palliative care services.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care
Creators: Musonda, K.C., Nyashanu, M., Mutale, W., Sitali, D. and Mweemba, O.
Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Date: 6 October 2021
ISSN: 1552-4256
Identifiers:
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10.1080/15524256.2021.1976351DOI
1476604Other
Rights: © 2021 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 08 Oct 2021 10:54
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 10:54
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/44365

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