n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Pastorale berading aan persone geaffekteer deur MIV : original research

Volume 77, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0023-270X



MIV is 'n pandemie wat elke huishouding in Suid-Afrika, die land met die meeste MIV-geïnfekteerdes in die wêreld, beïnvloed. MIV het 'n geweldige impak op die sosiale, ekonomiese en maatskaplike vlak. Die effek van MIV op die individuele huishoudings word onmiddellik gevoel waar armoede, siekte, spanning rondom die siekbed, dood en eensaamheid die gesin ruk. Die pastorale berader moet met die nodige kennis toegerus wees om die persoon wat geafffekteer is deur MIV, te kan ondersteun en te begelei. Die beradene moet ook toegerus word met die nodige kennis, sodat hy of sy die geïnfekteerde pasiënt kan versorg en begelei en self die spanning en pyn rakende die toestand kan verwerk en hanteer. Riglyne vanuit die Skrif dui aan hoe die Christen sy of haar pyn lyding en dood kan hanteer. In die artikel sal aangedui word hoe die pastorale berader, volgens die Skrif, as geroepe pastor, die beradene moet begelei deur vermaning, bemoediging en ondersteuning om sodanig bemagtig te word om sy of haar krisisse met betrekking tot die betrokkenheid by MIV te kan verwerk. 'n Voorgestelde model kan deur die pastorale berader aangewend word in sy of haar bedieningswerk aan die persoon geaffekteer deur MIV.

HIV is a pandemic which influences each and everyone in South Africa, the country in the world with the largest number of people living with HIV. The impact of HIV on the social, economical and micro level is tremendous. The effect of HIV on individual households is immediate, and poverty, sickness, stress, death and loneliness contribute to the devastation caused by this phenomenon.The pastoral counsellor should be equipped with the necessary knowledge to guide and support the person affected by HIV. The counselee must be empowered to handle his or her specific crisis significantly. Perspectives based on Scripture suggest how the Christian believer can manage sickness, suffering and death. The Scripture guides the Christian in times of suffering and conflict to persevere in the hope that God will give deliverance. In the article, it will be shown how the pastoral counsellor must, according to Scripture and as a called shepherd, admonish, educate, support and guide the counselee to accept the ministry of reconciliation, given to her or him by God through Christ his Son. The counselee affected by HIV will have to be empowered by the necessary knowledge in order to care for and support the person affected by HIV and be able to digest and cope with his or her own pain and stress. Pastoral counsellors can make use of the proposed counselling model in order to counsel persons affected by HIV.

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