'n Psigo-opvoedkundige program vir adolessente dogters wat 'n terminasie van swangerskap ondergaan het
- Authors: Laas, Mari
- Date: 2012-03-26
- Subjects: Abortion , Counseling of teenagers , Teenage pregnancy
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:2181 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4561
- Description: D.Ed. , The primary theme of this study is the accompanying of the adolescent girl after a termination of pregnancy. A termination of pregnancy is traumatic for any woman, even more so for the adolescent girl who does not necessarily possess the required coping mechanisms to deal with the emotional load that a termination brings with it. Often this girl undergoes a termination in secret, and as a result of the secrecy she does not have any support system. She chooses to keep the termination a secret and therefore she cannot share her fears, heartache, regret, guilt and shame. The relationship in which she was, usually breaks up as a result of the termination, and even that support disappears from her life. She stands alone. She has unanswered questions. She yearns to cry and share her secret - but with whom? After the termination her relationship with herself and with others is poor, and therefore she isolates herself. She does not want to allow herself to have a future, and therefore urgently needs to be guided out of her feelings of hopelessness so that she can dream again, and see a future for herself. The adolescent girl must be led to self-insight, self-awareness and insight into her situation. She must be led to self-assertiveness, empowerment and eventually mental well being. These girls are usually without direction in their lives and caught up in a web of distorted ideas and dysfunctional relationships: her relationship with herself and with others. Her future perspective is also affected. To underpin this situation, I undertook the study and developed a psychosocial programme to support this girl after termination, to assist her to achieve her full potential, as God would wish. The aim of this programme is thus, in co-operation with this adolescent girl, to lead her to mental well being and a new perspective on her future. She must be assured that there is life after a termination of pregnancy. This is done through questioning, listening, discussing, reformulating and reconstructing her circumstances. A person never completes your life's story, but nothing prevents you from reformulating your future, irrespective of what happened in your past. The framework of the programme is compiled from the results of a literature study of published research. This programme was implemented and evaluated on the basis of three interpersonal conversations held with ladies who had undergone termination of pregnancy. Certain needs were identified by these ladies and used as guideline to develop a psycho-social programme to support and lead girls after a termination of a pregnancy. The contribution of this study is in the conceptual framework and programme. The programme has been evaluated in a pilot study.
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The lived experiences of pregnant adolescent girls in the Bronkhorstspruit school district.
- Authors: Phoofolo, Francisca Hilda
- Date: 2008-10-27T06:37:23Z
- Subjects: Bronkhorstspruit (South Africa) , Pregnant school girls , Teenage pregnancy
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:13213 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1323
- Description: M.Ed. , Early pregnancy and unplanned childbirth may have far-reaching physical, psychological and social consequences for the adolescent girl and her offspring and are therefore public health issues of concern. This study initially proposed to provide guidelines and support to help pregnant adolescents cope with their mental health. Ten pregnant adolescents were interviewed. All ten of them were black. Instead of dropping out of school, they were all staying in. The data were collected by means of observation and phenomenological interviews. The researcher followed a qualitative, explorative, descriptive and contextual method. In the second chapter the researcher describes the research design and method of the research. The approach to data collection, analysis and report writing to achieve the goal of this research study are also indicated. The third chapter focuses mainly with the phenomenological interviews that were conducted and the central themes that have been identified and categorised. The fourth chapter indicates guidelines to help and support pregnant adolescents to cope with the situation they are experiencing and also to cope with their mental health. The research ensured trustworthiness to the participants during the research process. The researcher gained confidence of the participants by spending time with them informally. The researcher ensured credibility of the research study by audio-taping the interviews conducted with the participants. The independent coder was given the transcribed interviews. Thereafter a consensus discussion was held with the independent coder. The researcher ensured that the research study was credible, transferable, dependable and confirmable. The participants were also informed about the advantages and disadvantages of participating in the research. The researcher received informed consent from the parents of the participants. Consent was also obtained from the participants. All participants were informed about their privacy, benefits, withdrawal and the procedure to be followed. Ethical measures were also applied throughout the research. The research ensured that the participants would not be harmed, either physical or emotionally. The researcher ensured the participants of their anonymity. This was done by giving the participants pseudonyms and also made sure that the setting was not identifiable. The researcher’s results revealed that special attention should therefore be paid to adolescent sexual and reproductive health service needs. These should include contraceptive counselling in order to prevent pregnancy at a young age and also to improve their sexual and reproductive health status. , Prof. C.P.H. Myburgh
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