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Document Type Doctoral Thesis
Author Richter, Amanda
Email amanda.richter@up.ac.za
URN etd-10042011-144204
Document Title Addressing the psycho-spiritual bereavement needs of HIV and AIDS orphans and other vulnerable adolescents : a narrative pastoral care approach
Degree PhD
Department Practical Theology
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof J C Muller Supervisor
Keywords
  • postfoundational practical theology
  • HIV and AIDS other vulnerable adolescents
  • HIV and AIDS orphans
  • PFPT
  • African storytelling
  • transversal rationality
  • Ubuntu
  • OVAs
  • Tree of Life (TOL) camps
  • narrative approach
  • social-constructionism
  • pastoral care
  • psycho-spiritual needs of bereaved adolescents
Date 2011-04-08
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
ENGLISH: This study looks at the bereavement of adolescents left orphaned by and vulnerable to the HIV and Aids crisis that is crippling the continent of Africa. Their bereavement and the psycho-spiritual issues relating to this bereavement are examined by means of postfoundationalism as an approach to practical theology along with the narrative approach to research and therapy. This is done by integrating these approaches with the art of storytelling within the unique African context.

By listening to the stories of ten adolescents under the care of PEN, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), this research gives them the opportunity to express their own unique stories of bereavement. Stories that would otherwise have been silenced by the wave of bereavement in the wake of countless deaths worldwide due to the HIV and Aids infection. It looks holistically at the multiple losses these adolescents have suffered and consequently how this has affected them not only physically, but also especially emotionally and spiritually.

In light of the above, this research attempts to show how these adolescents are in the process of – by means of storytelling – reformulating the story of their lives and the lives of those they care about in the true spirit of Ubuntu to find hope anew in the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

AFRIKAANS: Hierdie studie fokus op die verlies wat tieners ervaar wat wees gelaat is deur die MIV en Vigs pandemie wat besig is om die vasteland van Afrika te verlam. Hulle rousmart en die gepaardgaande psigies-spirituele aangeleenthede word ondersoek deur middel van die postfondamentele benadering tot praktiese teologie in samehang met die narratiewe benadering tot navorsing en terapie. Dit word gedoen deur die integrasie van hierdie benaderings met die vertelkuns binne die unieke Afrika konteks.

Deur te luister na die stories van tien tieners onder die sorg van PEN, ‘n Nie- Regeringsorganisasie (NRO), gun hierdie navorsing hulle die geleentheid om hul eie unieke stories van smart te vertel. Stories wat andersins verlore sou gegaan het in die golf van verlies wat volg op die ontelbare getal sterftes wêreldwyd as gevolg van MIV en Vigs besetting. Daar word holisties gekyk na die veelvoudige verliese wat hierdie tieners beleef het en gevolglik hoe dit hulle nie net fisies nie, maar ook emosioneel en geestelik beïnvloed.

Asook hoe hulle in staat is om – deur die gebruikmaking van stories – hul lewensstorie te hervertel asook die lewens van diegene naby aan hulle, in die ware gees van Ubuntu, om nuwe hoop in die spreekwoordelike pot goud aan die einde van die reënboog te vind.

SEPEDI: Dinyakišišo tše di lebelela go hlokofalelwa ga bana ba mahlalagading bao ba tlogetšwego e le ditšhiwana le go ba kotsing ya mathata a HIV le Aids yeo e golofatšago khonthinente ya Afrika. Go hlokofalelwa le ditaba tša bona tša monagano le tša semoya tše di amanago le go hlokofalelwa mo di hlahlobja ka go šomiša post-foundationalism bjalo ka mokgwa wa Tiragatšo ya Thutabodumedi gammogo le mokgwakanegelo wa dinyakišišo le kalafo. Se se dirwa ka go kopanya mekgwa ye ka bokgabo bja go anega kanegelo ka tikologong ya Seafrika ye e swanago e nnoši.

Ka go theeletša dikanegelo tša bana ba mahlalagading ba lesome bao ba lego ka fase ga tlhokomelo ya PEN, Mokgatlo wo e Sego wa Semmušo (NGO), dinyakišišo tše di ba fa sebaka sa go anega dikanegelo tša bona tša go hlokofalelwa tše di swanago di nnoši. Dikanegelo tše di ka bego di ile tša homotšwa ke leuba la go hlokofalelwa ka lebaka la mahu a mantši lefaseng ka bophara ka lebaka la bolwetši bja HIV le Aids. Di lebelela ka botlalo go hlokofala ga batho ba bantši mo go dirilego gore bana ba ba mahlalagading ba be le mathata le ka moo se se ba amilego e sego fela mmeleng, eupša maikutlong le meboyeng ya bona.

Ka lebaka le, dinyakišišo tše di leka go bontšha ka moo bana ba ba mahlalagading ba lego gare ka tshepedišo ya – ka go šomiša go anega dikanegelo – go beakanya lefsa kanegelo ya maphelo a bona le maphelo a bao ba kgathalago ka bona ka moya wa mmakgonthe wa Botho (Ubuntu) go hwetša kholofelo ye mpsha ka pitšeng ya gauta ye e lego mafelelong a molalatladi ye go bolelwago ka yona ka se.

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Please cite as follows:

Richter, A 2010, Addressing the psycho-spiritual bereavement needs of HIV and AIDS orphans and other vulnerable adolescents : a narrative pastoral care approach, PhD thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-10042011-144204/ >

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