n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Attitudes and willingness of nursing students towards caring for patients infected with HIV in South Africa
|Article Title||Attitudes and willingness of nursing students towards caring for patients infected with HIV in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of South Africa, 2 University of South Africa and 3 University of Limpopo|
|Publication Date||Sep 2012|
|Pages||12 - 20|
|Keyword(s)||Attitude, Nursing students, Patient infected with HIV, South Africa and Willingness|
The objective of this cross-sectional study was to assess attitudes and willingness of caring for patients infected with HIV in South Africa among 122 nursing students using self-administered questionnaires. Majority of the nursing students possess positive attitudes towards patients infected with HIV and are more than willing to provide care to such patients but lacked knowledge regarding HIV policies. Nursing curricula should include extensive teaching about HIV legislation including internal and external work policies on HIV/AIDS.
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