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The Experiences of the Elderly and Caregivers in Respect of Caring for the Elderly in Windhoek and Rehoboth Namibia: An Exploratory and Descriptive Study  [PDF]
Joan M. Kloppers, Agnes van Dyk, Louise Pretorius
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2015.53029
Abstract: In many instances, care for the elderly, especially in long-term care institutions, is provided under minimal supervision by caregivers who are lay people. This can lead to poor quality care or neglect of the elderly. The research question was: “How competent are lay caregivers for the elderly in old age homes, who often lack the opportunity for training to improve their knowledge and skills, in delivering care to the elderly? The aims of the study were to explore and describe the experiences of both the caregivers and the elderly in respect of caring for the elderly in old age homes. The objectives of the study were to explore and describe the experiences of the caregivers and the elderly with respect to caring for the elderly and in respect of nursing care they received. A qualitative, explorative, descriptive, contextual and phenomenology design was used to perform this study. In the situational analysis, the experiences and needs of the caregivers were described. Themes in terms of interpersonal relationships that could be positive or negative regarding the elderly were identified. These included lack of regular in-service training sessions for caregivers. Likewise, sub-themes like communication, support and caring for elderly people were revealed. Inadequate knowledge of caregivers in caring procedures, a shortage of staff, equipment and absence of policies which should support and guide the work of caregivers impacts negatively on the care of the elderly. From the experiences of the elderly and caregivers, the competencies under scrutiny emerged and were measured qualitatively by the perceptions of the elderly, in respect of the caring they were exposed to.
Experiences of Children’s Care Received at Windhoek Residential Child Care Facilities, Namibia  [PDF]
Brigitte Nshimyimana, Marieta Van der Vyver, Joan M. Kloppers
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2015.59081
Abstract: The caring is a very important aspect for every child’s well-being and development. A child should be cared for by biological parents or extended family members when possible. In the absence of these two possibilities, other options are in place such as Residential Child Care Facilities (RCCFs). However, RCCFs are generally regarded as last resorts, as it is noted that they have a negative impact on the well-being of the children. Caregivers in RCCFs should ensure that these children are being adequately cared for as they substitute their biological or extended families. It is also a child’s rights to be provided love, care and support coupled with a sense of belonging, recognition and independence. However, children without or inadequate parental care are likely to be vulnerable from all forms of violence. The aim of this qualitative, exploratory, descriptive, contextual and phenomenological study was to explore and describe the children’s experiences regarding the care received at the Residential Child Care Facilities and to provide recommendations regarding research findings. Data were collected through one on one in-depth interviews and Tech method was used to analyze data. The results of the study show that children in RCCFs have experienced both positive and negative care. The care is experienced through relationships with staff in the facilities, provision of their basic needs, knowledge of their cultural identity and their adult future preparation once they leave the facilities. Thus, it is recommended that a conducive environment that contributes to the quality of care for children in RCCFs be established, taking into consideration human resources capacity, policy guidelines and standards in place while providing care to those children.
Corporate social responsibility: a personal reflection on Clover Mama Afrika
E. Vlok,E.M. Kloppers
Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship , 2009, DOI: 10.4102/koers.v74i1&2.128
Abstract: Although corporate social responsibility (CSR) or corporate social investment (CSI), the term preferred by most South African busines-ses, has been studied from the 1950s, up to date no universally ac-cepted definition has been formulated. However, the basic concepts put forward in the definition of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) (2000) are generally accepted as forming the core of CSR.
Tainted Policy  [PDF]
Joan M. Sakalas
Open Journal of Political Science (OJPS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojps.2014.42007

The article revisits the 1996 revision of “welfare policy” in the United States. Often public policy is written and publicized in glowing terms that describe the wonderful changes we will see in the future. Unfortunately we often uncritically believe projected accomplishments of policy changes to be actual accomplishments. This article documents the gap between reality and publicity. It focuses on the demonization of single mothers and the justification of reduced societal responsibility for those living in poverty and outlines how we might re-envision policy that would be reality based.

’n Veranderende benadering tot sosiale verantwoordelikheid: ’n histories-normatiewe gevallestudie oor die Noordwes-Universiteit (Potchefstroomkampus)
E.M. Kloppers,J.D. Froneman
Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship , 2009, DOI: 10.4102/koers.v74i1&2.123
Abstract: A changing approach to social responsibility: a historic-normative case study of the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) As a direct consequence of its Christian character, the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (PU for CHE) engaged in local corporate responsibility programmes for a number of decades. When the PU for CHE was merged at the end of 2003 to become the North-West University (NWU) (including the PU for CHE) which emerged in 2004, these programmes continued at the Potchefstroom Campus, but were stripped of their Christian grounding. Now the University has a “value-driven” approach. This article tracks the changes to the normative character as well as the continued changes to the university’s position on social responsibility. It was found that the North-West University’s normative points of departure have yet to be linked clearly to its community activities, and that formal corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities must be clearly differentiated from normal university business as well as student activities such as rag. It is argued that the problematic overlapping of profit-generating activities should be distinguished from all CSR programmes and the contribution of sponsors disclosed at all times. Developments late in 2008 seemed to indicate that some of the most important problem areas be addressed when a new approach to “community engagement” is fleshed out. This could result in the NWU achieving the CSR goals set by both government and the University itself regarding its so-called do-values and developing a guiding philosophy on “community en-gagement”.
Tyd as gawe – God se tyd: Die polsslag van die kerkjaar
E Kloppers
Acta Theologica , 2010,
Abstract: When seen as a gift – as God’s time – the careful shaping of the church year strengthens the celebratory character of the worship service; contributes to the effective proclamation of the Word; underlies the church’s confession; introduces new people and young people to the faith; forms community; adds to comforting people; exerts healing; anchors the church’s diaconal work; contributes to missionary proclamation to “outsiders”; and reflects the ecumenical character of the church service. This article is a plea for a greater consciousness for the structure and times of the church year, with a view to the conveyance of the full truth of the Gospel and the formative effect in the life of the community of faith.
Gestaltegewing van geloof – Aspekte van outentieke geloofskommunikasie
Elsabé Kloppers
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2011, DOI: 10.4102/hts.v67i3.1166
Abstract: Faith embodied – Aspects of the authentic communication of the faith In this article a theological theory for the communication of the faith is addressed from the basic metaphor of the Church as the body of Christ, within the fields of church publications, visual communication, the worship service and church music. It is argued that words (spoken, published or sung), music, art, gestures, visual images, silences and open spaces, are all communicative actions performing on a symbolic or metaphorical level to express and communicate the faith. Through these communicative actions the corporate identity of the community of faith is shaped and the body of Christ is built up. It is argued that in the church the act of communicating should adhere to certain theological principles to be true to its essence and aim: to communicate the faith faithfully and trustworthy. How to cite this article: Kloppers, E., 2011, ‘Gestaltegewing van geloof – Aspekte van outentieke geloofskommunikasie’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 67(3), Art. #1166, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/hts.v67i3.1166
’n Lied moet klink om gehoor te word ... : Faktore wat die resepsie van kerkliedere kan be nvloed
Elsabé Kloppers
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2013, DOI: 10.4102/hts.v69i1.1351
Abstract: A hymn must be sung to be heard ... : Aspects that could influence the reception of hymns and psalms. The most recent official hymnal in Afrikaans, Liedboek van die Kerk, was taken into use in 2001. Some hymns and psalms were immediately sung with enthusiasm whereas others remained unused, which is true especially for many of the metrical psalms. The most prominent reason for not singing some hymns or psalms is that they are unknown – text as well as tune. It is, however, often assumed that the reason why hymns and psalms are unknown is primarily because their tunes would be too difficult to sing. The role of the text and other aspects are not taken into account sufficiently. In this article, these one-sided views regarding the tunes are challenged, and it is argued that there could be many other reasons why hymns and psalms are not used.
Verkondiging deur musiek: 'n Aspek van kreatiewe geloofskommunikasie
Elsabé Kloppers
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2009, DOI: 10.4102/hts.v59i1.648
Abstract: Communicating faith creatively through music The question of music ministry has become a focal point in the Dutch Reformed Church. The debate arises primarily from discontent about rigid and uninspired musical practices in the church. These practices are promoted and affirmed by one-sided theological views, according to which the spoken word as God's Word, is over-emphasized, and proclamation through music and other means is denied. In some Reformed churches this one-sidedness led to responses in the form of a music ministry with new one-sided approaches. In this article it is argued that music, singing and other forms of art need to be recognized and promoted as ways of communicating the Gospel on various levels. An encompassing strategy for creative communication of the faith within a more active liturgy needs to be developed. Liturgists need to be well-trained for such an encompassing task.
’n Perspektief op die nuwe Psalmomdigting – reaksie op ’n reaksie
Elsabe Kloppers
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2009, DOI: 10.4102/hts.v58i1.549
Abstract: A perspective on the new versification of the psalter – a response to a response In a previous article, I examined the process of versifying the psalter and questioned the principle of a “reproductive” versification, the lack of a sound hermeneutical approach and the necessity of versifying all 150 psalms – especially in one form and style as metrical psalms that are meant to be sung. A response by C.J.A. Vos followed. In the present article issues raised in this response are addressed and problems pertaining to the versifying and singing of the psalms are treated more extensively.
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