Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 289991
Sist endret: 7. januar 2015, 10:10

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 289991
Sist endret: 7. januar 2015, 10:10
Prosjekt

The role of social capital in promoting community based care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

prosjektleder

Fanny Duckert
ved Psykologisk institutt ved Universitetet i Oslo

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Psykologisk institutt ved Universitetet i Oslo
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal

Godkjenninger

  • Regionale komitéer for medisinsk og helsefaglig forskningsetikk (REK) - 78-08113d 1.2008.548

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Psykologi

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. april 2007 Slutt: 31. mars 2010

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

The role of social capital in promoting community based care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

With the number of South Africans infected with HIV/AIDS soon exceeding 6 million, care and support for thepeople infected and affected is becoming increasingly more important. Most care and support is carried out in the communities, by community members within a highly stigmatised environment with little government support. It is therefore crucial to strengthen community capacity to provide care and support for the ill. Previous studies have focused on individuals, families, caregivers and organisations providing care separately with little focus on how to these work together. In this study, we explore the levels,elements and mechanisms of social capital in relation to care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. Social capital is defined as 'the norms and networks that enable people to act collectively'. We examine the three form of social bonding, bridging and linking at the levels of individuals, families, community based organizations, and government/external agents. According to our knowledge, this is the first study that will be done addressing all three levels of social capital within an HIV/AIDS context. The longitudinal study takes place in a rural poor community in KwaZulu-Natal. We use a multi-method approach within a framework of participatory action research and ethnography. To conduct the fieldwork, we recruit local people as well as Zulu-speaking students. The study moves through stages of exploring, analyzing, acting on and evaluating aspects of social capital in relation to care and support in the area. At the end of the study, we aim at creating a local base where agencies and activities can be monitored, assisted and strengthened. This would promote sustainability of the project. An additional outcome of the study is the development of a model to strengthen social capital and improve care and support in similar communities.Research

Metode

We use a multi-method approach within a framework of participatory action research and ethnography. To conduct the fieldwork, we recruit local people as well as Zulu-speaking students.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Fanny Duckert

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Psykologisk institutt ved Universitetet i Oslo
Aktiv cristin-person

Wenche Dageid

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Psykologisk institutt ved Universitetet i Oslo

Yvonne Sliep

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved University of KwaZulu-Natal

Olagoke Akintola

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved University of KwaZulu-Natal
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