n Health SA Gesondheid - Editorial

Volume 10, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1025-9848
  • E-ISSN: 2071-9736



This edition of Health SA Gesondheid reflects the dichotomous, reciprocal and holistic natures of the two disciplines which are well represented in this Journal namely Psychology and Nursing Science. Dichotomies are inter alia represented by pathogenesis versus salutogenesis, phenomenology versus experimentation, African traditions versus Western modernism, mental and psychological versus physiological wellbeing, strength versus vulnerability and so forth. The reciprocality of the two disciplines and their interdependence figure consistently in the articles presented in this edition. Three articles refer to the births of babies in the nursing milieu in conjunction with the psychological meaning of the births for parents. Three further articles emphasize reciprocal and holistic paradigms by referring to the similarities between Western nursing versus traditional healing (which focuses on body, soul and spirit), organisation culture (industrial psychology) and nurses' adaptation; and human resources recruiting agencies and nurses' emigration.

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