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12 August 2020

SA’s nurses: Poorly trained, in poor health, and living in fear

Medical brief

Most of South Africa‘s nurses lack confidence in their training, more than 40% have poor health, and a quarter are experiencing severe psychological distress, reports a health care workers study led by the Human Sciences Research Council.

City Press reports that the country’s health care workers, particularly nurses, are also living in fear of contracting a deadly virus and then passing it on to their families.

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