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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Cambodian refugee use of indigenous and western healers to prevent or alleviate mental illness /

Duncan, Julianne Smith. January 1987 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Washington, 1987. / Vita. Bibliography: leaves [328]-348.

Treatment received by children who visit traditional healers

Ayibor, Prosper Kwame 24 November 2009 (has links)
M.Sc. (Med.), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 2008. / One hundred caregivers/parents were interviewed in the survey to find out treatments children who visited the traditional healers received and the outcome of such treatments, fees paid and motivation for soliciting the services of traditional healers. The mean age of respondents was 28.8 years and 22.4 months for children. Seventy five percent of respondents visited the traditional healer voluntarily while 25% were pressurised by family. The majority of respondents (70%) sent their children to the traditional healers for treatment for either inyoni (sunken anterior fontanel) or ibala (capillary naevus). Six-four percent of the children were given oral herbal preparations, 57% had scarification while others had talisman/amulet for protection. Seventy-five percent of the children recovered after visiting the traditional healers. Six-three percent of the caregivers/parents were satisfied with the treatment received and expressed their willingness to visit again. Recommendations have been offered to improve collaboration between western medical and traditional medical practices for the benefit of children.

Examining the ways and extent to which counselors in Botswana are utilizing indigenous cultural practices and structures

Bhusumane, Dan-Bush. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (Ed.D.)--Duquesne University, 2007. / Title from document title page. Abstract included in electronic submission form. Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-206) and index.

A look at bush medicine in a pharmaceutical world : three traditional healers in Belize face globalization /

Dickerson, Candice M., January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Texas State University-San Marcos, 2008. / Vita. Appendices: leaves 106-107. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 108-111). Also available on microfilm.

A study of how a sangoma makes sense of her sangomahood through narrative

Jonker, Ingrid. January 2006 (has links)
Thesis (MA (Counselling Psychology))--University of Pretoria, 2006. / Includes bibliographical references. Available on the Internet via the World Wide Web.

We dance with spirit understanding spiritual healing from the wisdom of spirit workers /

Núñez, Johnna Carlene. January 2009 (has links)
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Wyoming, 2009. / Title from PDF title page (viewed on Apr. 14, 2010). Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-184).

Prospect and scope for traditional medicine in the South African Education support services

Zubane, Sibusiso Rolland January 2001 (has links)
Dissertation submitted in fulfilment for the Degree of Master of Education in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Zululand, 2001. / This research study examined the prospect and scope for traditional medicine in the South African education support services. The first aim was to assess teachers' perceptions of the need for traditional medicine practices in the school. The second aim was to investigate the problems experienced by learners which require traditional medicine practices as solutions vvithin the school. The third aim was to determine the procedures that can be followed in order to provide traditional medicine to meet the learners' needs. The fourth aim was to provide certain guidelines regarding traditional medicine intervention vWthin a school. The fifth aim was to find whether teachers' perceptions of traditional medicine in schools are influenced by the teachers' characteristics. Lastly, to find out whether there is any agreement among ranks assigned by the respondents to: <job opportunities amenable to creation through the use of traditional medicine. ❖ Afflictions amenable to treatment by traditional medicine. A Likert scale was constructed to measure the areas indicated by the aforementioned aims of study. The quantifying instrument was administered to a representative sample of teachers. Sixty six completed questionnaires were analysed. The Chi-square Test and frequency distribution methods were used to analyse data. The important findings revealed that teachers endorsed scale items on positive rather than negative perceptions.

Traditional Medicine: a Blessing or Bane? The Case of Ghana

Sakyi-Addo, Isaac 08 1900 (has links)
The study examines the socio-demographic characteristics of Traditional Medical Practitioners in Ghana. Their attitudes towards collaboration with biomedical practitioners, their associations, and regulation is also discussed. Data for the study was obtained from a Survey of Traditional Medical Practitioners in Ghana.

Tsenguluso ya ndila dza u vha maine wa sialala kha Tshivenda

Ntshauba, Siwethu Thomas January 2011 (has links)
Thesis (M.A. (African Languages)) -- University of Limpopo, 2011 / The mini-dissertation investigated the ways in which one qualifies as a traditional healer in Tshivenda. The study has discovered that a person cannot choose to become a traditional healer, he or she is chosen by the ancestors into this profession and they make their wishes known to the person concerned through continuous illness and dreams. Nowadays, there is an increased number of traditional healers in the community. It seems as if the community is confused as to whether all these healers have gone through the proper ways of becoming a traditional healer in Tshivenḓa or they are largely interested in the economic gain.

Stigmatization of HIV/AIDS patients in the context of indigenous healers and spiritual faith healers in Limpopo Province.

Lesolang, Gladys Nkele 12 1900 (has links)
Thesis (PhD)--University of Limpopo, 2010. / The role of indigenous healers and spiritual faith healers in managing various conditions of ill-health has been studied and debated. The aim of this study was to determine how indigenous healers and spiritual faith healers understand and define HIV/AIDS stigma and to explore the role that indigenous healers and faith healers play in reducing or reinforcing HIV/AIDS stigma in their communities. In this study, a qualitative approach and in particular, the grounded theory methodology was used. Grounded theory is described as a research method in which theory is developed from data, rather than the other way round. The application of this methodology included personal interviews with thirty-nine practising indigenous healers and spiritual faith healers in the Limpopo Province, while additional information was gleaned from the literature review. The researcher focused on the participants‟ conceptualisation of HIV stigma, from the context of the African world view in order to gain insight into their roles as healers. The findings indicate that indigenous healers‟ cultural beliefs prevented them from having a deeper understanding of HIV stigma when compared to the faith healers. Indigenous healers were generally found to have a positive attitude towards People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA), while spiritual faith healers showed a less positive attitude towards PLWA. The study further found that „HIV secrecy clause‟ contained in the South African National Policy on HIV/AIDS for Learners and Educators (August 1999) prevents traditional and spiritual faith healers, the affected and infected, the family and society at large from disclosing the HIV status of those infected. It is suggested that the tendency not to disclose has the potential to encourage stigmatization and discrimination whilst at the same time hindering efforts to find solutions to the problem. The study is concluded by suggesting that HIV testing must be compulsory for every person who consults in a hospital. Such a policy move could contribute positively in terms of health promotion. / Medical Research Council

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