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Health SA Gesondheid - Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences is an open access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary and interprofessional scholarly journal that aims to promote communication, collaboration and teamwork between professions and disciplines within the health sciences to address problems that cross and affect disciplinary boundaries.

The journal publishes original articles on issues related to public health, including implications for practical applications and service delivery that are of concern and relevance to Africa and other developing countries. It facilitates the gathering and critical testing of insights and viewpoints on knowledge from different disciplines involved in health service delivery.

The journal offers the breadth of outlook required to promote health science education, research and professional practice.

The journal with its interdisciplinary scope attracts interest from a wide audience of scientists and health professionals working in the areas of health care management, health care economics, policy making, nursing, psychology, sociology, ethics and education.

Unique features distinguishing this journal


The journal has a strong regional focus (South Africa) with abstracts published in English. It offers a nurturing environment for young and novice researchers to showcase their work whilst upholding the standards of health science education, research and professional practice.

 

The journal explores issues and posits solutions to current challenges existing in health care from an interdisciplinary perspective within Africa and other developing countries, including but not limited to:

  • improvement of health safety and service delivery
  • management and measurement of health services
  • evaluation and assessment of health care needs
  • prevention of ill health and health-affecting behaviours
  • promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • health security, economics, policy and regulations.
Other websites associated with this journal: https://hsag.co.za/index.php/hsag/index

Vol 23, No 1 (2018)

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Articles

Challenges in implementing continuous support during childbirth in selected public hospitals in the North West Province of South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Nobelungu S. Spencer, Antoinette du Preez, Catharina S. Minnie
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1068
Neonatal chest image quality addressed through training to enhance radiographer awareness EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Hesta Friedrich-Nel, Belinda van der Merwe, Beatrix Kotzé
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1067
Challenges experienced by postgraduate nursing students at a South African university EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Yolanda Havenga, Malmsey L. Sengane
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1107
Prevalence and factors associated with low back pain among nurses at a regional hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Thembelihle Dlungwane, Anna Voce, Stephen Knight
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1082
Recognition of prior learning candidates’ experiences in a nurse training programme EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Nomathemba B. Mothokoa, Jeanette Maritz
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1080
Psychiatric nurses’ experience of aggression amongst colleagues EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Marisa Roets, Marie Poggenpoel, Chris Myburgh
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1086
Cultural factors that influence the treatment of osteosarcoma in Zulu patients: Healthcare professionals’ perspectives and strategies EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ottilia Brown, Veonna Goliath, Dalena R.M. van Rooyen, Colleen Aldous, Leonard C. Marais
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1095
Early childhood caries and dental treatment need in low socio-economic communities in Cape Town, South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Nadia Mohamed, Jo M. Barnes
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1039
Increasing coping and strengthening resilience in nurses providing mental health care: Empirical qualitative research EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Rudor J. Ramalisa, Emmerentia du Plessis, Magdalena P. Koen
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1094
Process of development of a contemporary curriculum in advanced midwifery EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Carin Maree, Mariatha Yazbek, Ronell Leech
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1037
An overview of the history and development of naturopathy in South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Wendy G. Ericksen-Pereira, Nicolette V. Roman, Rina Swart
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1078
Methylphenidate and atomoxetine prescribing trends in children in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, 2005–2013 EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Liezl Joubert, Johanita R. Burger, Ilse Truter, Martie S. Lubbe, Marike Cockeran
Experiences of partners of professional nurses venting traumatic information EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Tinda Rabie, Melanie Wehner, Magdalena P. Koen
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1083
Stressors and coping strategies among physiotherapy students: Towards an integrated support structure EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Elizabeth C. Janse van Vuuren, Karen Bodenstein, Mariette Nel
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1091
Women’s utilisation of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Tefera G. Negash, Valerie J. Ehlers
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1145
A cooling cuff compared to a moist ice pack on radial artery blood flow and lumen diameter in healthy participants EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Joshua Gernetzky, Laura O’Connor, Desiree Varatharajullu, Zombuso C. Dludla
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1040
Perceptions of caregivers regarding engagement with integrated management of chronic kidney disease patients in selected public hospitals of KwaZulu-Natal region, South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Geldine Chironda, Busisiwe Bhengu
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1104
Perspectives of healthcare professionals of the neuropsychiatric side effects associated with efavirenz and its management EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Razia Gaida, Ilse Truter, Christoffel Grobler
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1076
Psychosexual experiences of men following radiotherapy for prostate cancer in Johannesburg, South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Matheko N. Phahlamohlaka, Sibusiso Mdletshe, Heather Lawrence
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1057
The role of triage to reduce waiting times in primary health care facilities in the North West province of South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Anna-Therese Swart, Catherina E. Muller, Tinda Rabie
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1097
Evaluating the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness counselling skills of professional nurses in the North West Province of South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Marguerette-Francoisé Malan, Tinda Rabie, Catherina E. Muller
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1074


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