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The traditional healers’ and caregivers’ views on the role of traditional Zulu medicine on psychosis

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dc.contributor.advisor Thwala, J.D.
dc.contributor.author Makhanya, Siyabonga Mpendulo
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-01T07:13:49Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-01T07:13:49Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1273
dc.description Submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Masters in Counselling Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2012. en_US
dc.description.abstract The focus of this research is in the area of the role of traditional Zulu medicine on psychosis. Such a study is important in order to have an in-depth-understanding of how people of the African ancestry conceptualise and treat a mental disorder such as psychosis. The research approach adopted in in this dissertation includes qualitative content analysis. The findings of this research provide evidence that Traditional Zulu healers and a few community members view psychosis as a curable illness that is usually caused by bewitchment. This dissertation recommends that further in-depth investigation into how Africans tend to conceptualise the concept of a “mental disorder” be undertaken in in order for this group of people to be better understood by mental health care practitioners whose approach is predominantly western. This might benefit both parties. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Zulu medicine en_US
dc.subject Traditional healers en_US
dc.subject Caregivers -- South Africa en_US
dc.title The traditional healers’ and caregivers’ views on the role of traditional Zulu medicine on psychosis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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