Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10321/1049
Title: Experiences of people living with epilepsy presenting for treatment at Umlazi Clinic
Authors: Shabangu, Ntombizakithi Yvette Thandeka
Issue Date: 28-May-2014
Abstract: Epilepsy is one of the world’s most common neurological disorders of the brain. It is a condition that affects individuals in most countries worldwide. However, there is still stigma attached to epilepsy, and the condition is often misunderstood. However, there are people who understand the condition and the care that PWE need. Aim of the study : The aim of the study was to describe the lived experiences of people with epilepsy. Methodology : A descriptive phenomenological methodology was used. This study is guided by Parse’s Theory of Human Becoming. In-depth interviews were conducted with eight participants. The main research question that was asked in this study was: What are experiences of people living with epilepsy? Results : The findings of this study revealed that people with epilepsy still face challenges unique to their lifestyles. The lack of knowledge among communities has led to negative experiences of people with epilepsy. Family members often provide support to people with epilepsy; especially female partners support their husbands.
Description: Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree in Masters of Technology: Nursing, Durban University of Technology, 2013.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10321/1049
Appears in Collections:Theses and dissertations (Health Sciences)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
SHABANGU_2013.pdf811.41 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s) 50

296
checked on Jul 22, 2018

Download(s) 50

509
checked on Jul 22, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.