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Exploring the fear of contracting hiv/aids among trauma nurses in the province of Kwazulu-Natal

BP Ncama
Curationis | Vol 26, No 2 | a774 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v26i2.774 | © 2003 BP Ncama | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 2003 | Published: 27 September 2003

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BP Ncama,, South Africa

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Abstract

A qualitative study, using phenomenology as an approach was conducted. The title of the study was “Exploring the fear of contracting HIV/AIDS among trauma nurses in the province of Kwazulu-Natal”. Participants were selected on the basis of category (registered nurses), workplace (level one trauma units), and work experience (six months experience in a trauma unit). Twelve nurses participated in the study, six from the state institutions and six from the private institutions.

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