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Linking health and human rights to advance the well-being of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Botswana

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dc.contributor.advisor Oosthuizen MJ, Mrs en
dc.contributor.author Visser JR en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:54:28Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:54:28Z
dc.date.submitted 2000 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/141948
dc.description.abstract This study explored how the well-being of the gays, lesbians and bisexuals (GLBs) in Botswana could be promoted. The health and human rights approach that places dignity before rights was selected as a framework for. investigation. The respondents' (n=47) levels of well-being were assessed through a questionnaire with 76 items that included the General Well-Being Schedule. The findings indicated that varying degrees of distress were experienced by 64% of the GLBs in this study. The GLBs identified a need for HIV/AIDS education and had concerns about their general health, discrimination and vulnerability for violence including sexual attacks. Their levels of well-being were influenced by both positive internal acceptance of their sexual orientation and negative external acceptance by society. Levels of involvement of health professionals was poor, and linkage between health and human rights was proposed to reduce dignity violations and improve the quality of life of the GLBs in Botswana. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Medical sciences: Nursing en
dc.title Linking health and human rights to advance the well-being of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Botswana en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA(Cur) en


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