The role of self-forgiveness and self-condemnation on people living with HIV/AIDS in Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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dc.contributor.author Kufankomwe, MacDonald
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-14T13:08:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-14T13:08:08Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/25348
dc.description A report on a study project presented to The Degree of Social Work School of Human and Community Development Faculty of Humanities University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg In partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Social Work en_ZA
dc.description.abstract While extensive literature has documented factors associated with HIV/AIDS, psychosocial variables associated with the health of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHs) have only begun receiving attention recently. However, the literature on the role of self-forgiveness and self-condemnation remain inconclusive. This study explores the role of self-forgiveness and self-condemnation among people living with HIV/AIDS in Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, South Africa. It is timely having this study in South Africa as the country has the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS. Biopsychosocial Model was used to examine the role of self-forgiveness and self-condemnation in PLWHs. Individual In-depth Interviews were conducted with 20 purposefully-selected candidates in Ekurhuleni. Results showed that self-forgiveness contribute in reducing spreading of HIV, promote adherence to HIV treatment and health seeking behaviour, build confidence and hope in PLWHs. Whereas Self-condemnation hinders PLWHs from accessing HIV treatment, promote risk behaviour, and induce anger, stress and depression in PLWHs. Key words: Self-forgiveness, Self-condemnation, HIV/ AIDS and PLWHs en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.title The role of self-forgiveness and self-condemnation on people living with HIV/AIDS in Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, South Africa. en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.description.librarian GR2018 en_ZA


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