Mrs Mada Watson
Senior Lecturer in Community Nursing Science, North-West University, South Africa
Member of STTI
Senior Lecturer in Community Nursing Science, North-West University, South Africa Member of STTI
PO Box 20818
Mrs Watson has 30 years of experience in gerontology - nursing in the community including home-based care to the elderly (curative, preventative, promotive and rehabilitative). She is also the co-ordinator and co-developer of the study module on health promotion (fortogenic perspective) that is used inter-disciplinary in the Health Science Faculty of the North-West University (School of Pharmacology, Human Behavioural Science, Biokinetics, Nutrition and Nursing).
Key research/capacity building interests
- Community-based support of the elderly
- HIV/AIDS and the older person
- Cultural congruent research with roots in qualitative methods
Capacity Building Interests
- Mrs Watson is one of the Phelophepa Health Care Train, founder members, where students work on a train to gain community-based, inter-disciplinary practical experience.
Key methodological skills
- Qualitative methods, research interview and focus groups - cultural competency resulted in a search for culturally sensitive research methods.
- Research for PhD thesis titled “Community-based collaboration to support the older person in the world of HIV/AIDS”.
- Exploring possibilities on projects like a Granny-project.
Current engagement in capacity building
- Community development (basic health education as a community project)
- Project planning regarding community-based support for the older person together with the children and grandchildren