TAILIEUCHUNG - báo cáo hóa học:" Perceptions of rewards among volunteer caregivers of people living with AIDS working in faith-based organizations in South Africa: a qualitative study"

Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về hóa học được đăng trên tạp chí sinh học đề tài : Perceptions of rewards among volunteer caregivers of people living with AIDS working in faith-based organizations in South Africa: a qualitative study | Akintola Journal of the International AIDS Society 2010 13 22 http content 13 1 22 RESEARCH JOURNALOF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY Open Access Perceptions of rewards among volunteer caregivers of people living with AIDS working in faith-based organizations in South Africa a qualitative study Olagoke Akintola Abstract Background Volunteer caregivers are a critical source of support for the majority of people living with HIV and AIDS in southern Africa which has extremely high HIV AIDS prevalence rates. While studies have shown that volunteer caregiving is associated with negative health and socio-economic outcomes little is known about the positive experiences of volunteers in the home-based care context in South Africa. The purpose of this study is to explore the perception of rewards among volunteers working in home-based care settings. Methods This study uses a qualitative design. Qualitative interviews were conducted with a purposively selected sample of 55 volunteer caregivers using an interview schedule containing open-ended questions. Results Volunteer caregivers derived intrinsic rewards related to self-growth and personal emotional and psychological development on the job they also derived satisfaction from community members taking a liking for them and expressing a need for their services. Volunteers felt gratified by the improvements in their health behaviours which were a direct consequence of the experiences of caring for terminally ill patients with AIDS. Extrinsic rewards came from appreciation and recognition shown by patients and community members. Extrinsic rewards also accrued to volunteers when the services they rendered made their patients happy. Perhaps the greatest sources of extrinsic rewards are skills and competencies acquired from training and experience while caring for their patients and volunteers ability to make a difference in the community. Conclusions Insights into volunteer caregiver rewards provide .

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