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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

1. Tachere, Oghoteru Richardson. Experiences of casualty doctors regarding their role in the management of gender-based violence victims at the intermediate hospitals, Oshakati.

Degree: Faculty of Health Sciences, 2011, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

The research focused on the experiences of casualty doctors regarding their role in the management of gender-based violence victims at the Intermediate Hospital Oshakati, Namibia. A qualitative, exploratory, descriptive and contextual research design was utilized and data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews. These were audio-taped, transcribed verbatim and analyzed using the Tesch’s method of qualitative data analysis by the researcher in conjunction with an independent coder. The research findings revealed that the study participants experienced gender-based violence as a common and recurrent public health issue. Participants indicated that the majority of the victims presented with a wide range of physical injuries as well as significant emotional trauma. With further exploration, it emerged that participants identified alcohol abuse, low socioeconomic status and several relationship problems as prevalent factors associated with gender-based violence. They also recognized that the current programme managing gender-based violence provides a measure of safety for victims by making emergency services available. In addition, these services could be accessed free of charge and victims identified as ‘high-risk’ were offered sanctuary in the ward to prevent further harm. Study participants further observed that the presence of a multi-disciplinary team of care-givers also contribute positively to the management of gender-based violence victims. However, participants experienced several challenges that impair their role in the management of gender-based violence victims. Notable among these are high workload (arising from shortage of personnel and offering services to non-emergency cases in casualty), lack of collaboration among team members and a lack of proficiency in psychosocial intervention strategies. Based on the study findings, it is hereby recommended that clear guidelines for the management of gender-based violence victims should be established and a better collaboration among all cadres of professionals involved in this issue should be promoted. In addition, campaigns to sensitize the community about values that can help in the prevention of gender-based violence and dangers of alcohol abuse as well as strengthening the legislative framework vis-à-vis implementing punitive measures against culprits, should be vigorously pursued.

Subjects/Keywords: Family violence  – Namibia; Physicians  – Namibia

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APA (6th Edition):

Tachere, O. R. (2011). Experiences of casualty doctors regarding their role in the management of gender-based violence victims at the intermediate hospitals, Oshakati. (Thesis). Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10948/1309

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Tachere, Oghoteru Richardson. “Experiences of casualty doctors regarding their role in the management of gender-based violence victims at the intermediate hospitals, Oshakati.” 2011. Thesis, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Accessed June 18, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10948/1309.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Tachere, Oghoteru Richardson. “Experiences of casualty doctors regarding their role in the management of gender-based violence victims at the intermediate hospitals, Oshakati.” 2011. Web. 18 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Tachere OR. Experiences of casualty doctors regarding their role in the management of gender-based violence victims at the intermediate hospitals, Oshakati. [Internet] [Thesis]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2011. [cited 2019 Jun 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/1309.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Tachere OR. Experiences of casualty doctors regarding their role in the management of gender-based violence victims at the intermediate hospitals, Oshakati. [Thesis]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/1309

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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