Caring for people with non-communicable diseases: the views and experiences of health and social care professionals in Uganda

Lorna Montgomery*, Charlene McShane, Olinda Santin, Cyprian Misinde, Rose Clarke Nanyonga

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Abstract

Resource-limited health systems in sub-Saharan Africa struggle to provide population-wide high-quality primary healthcare, with particular concerns relating to professional workforce issues and the role of family caregivers. This qualitative study design explores the perceptions of (n = 19) health and social care professionals of the challenges they face in caring for individuals living with non-communicable diseases in Uganda. Identified challenges resulted from staffing and resource limitations, with wider issues relating to poverty and the burden placed on carers. As non-communicable diseases continue to rise, these empirical findings can inform developments in policy and service delivery in low and middle-income country contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Care and Caring
Early online date10 Jun 2024
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Publication statusEarly online date - 10 Jun 2024

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