|dc.contributor.author||Vawda, Y A||
|dc.identifier.citation||Vawda, Y.A. & Variawa, F. 2012. Challenges confronting health care workers in government's ARV rollout: rights and responsibilities. Potchefstroom electronic law journal (PELJ) = Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad (PER), 15(2):487-519 [http://www.nwu.ac.za/p-per/index.html]||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||South Africa is renowned for having a progressive Constitution with strong protection
of human rights, including protection for persons using the public health system.
While significant recent discourse and jurisprudence have focused on the rights of
patients, the situation and rights of providers of health care services have not been
adequately ventilated. This paper attempts to foreground the position of the human
resources personnel located at the centre of the roll-out of the government's
ambitious programme of anti-retroviral (ARV) therapy.
The HIV/AIDS epidemic represents a major public health crisis in our country and,
inasmuch as various critical policies and programmes have been devised in
response, the key to a successful outcome lies in the hands of the health care
professionals tasked with implementing such strategies. Often pilloried by the public,
our health care workers (HCWs) face an almost Herculean task of turning the tide on
the epidemic. Unless the rights of HCWs are recognised and their needs adequately
addressed, the best laid plans of government will be at risk.
This contribution attempts to identify and analyse the critical challenges confronting
HCWs at the coalface of the HIV/AIDS treatment programme, in particular the extent
to which their own rights are under threat, and offers recommendations to remedy
the situation in order to ensure the successful realisation of the ARV rollout.||en_US
|dc.title||Challenges confronting health care workers in government's ARV rollout: rights and responsibilities||en_US