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Clinical Articles

The Healthy Schools Programme in South Africa

This case study focuses on the school as a setting for community-based prevention of factors that place learners at risk, such as poverty, violence, substance abuse, learning difficulties and HIV/AIDS. 

APR 1, 2021  |  CLINICAL: 3 POINTS

Is post-apartheid South Africa training more black African clinical psychologists and addressing the historical imbalance?

The history of clinical psychology training in South Africa shows it to have the same racist past as all other aspects of life in the country. 

MAR 24, 2021  |  CLINICAL: 1 POINTS

A review of place identity studies in post-apartheid South Africa

Place identity studies have attracted considerable interest in South Africa because of its history of separate racial development. 

MAR 19, 2021  |  CLINICAL: 1 POINTS

Attitude to ambiguity as a predictor of analytic thinking

While several thinking dispositions have been found to predict responses on a range of analytic thinking tasks, this field is arguably underdeveloped. 

MAR 19, 2021  |  CLINICAL: 1 POINTS

Strengthening the National Health Insurance Bill for mental health needs: response from the Psychological Society of South Africa

This article summarizes the findings of a consultation process initiated at the 25th congress of the Psychological Society of South Africa in September 2019 to submit a response to the national public participation process on the National Health Insurance Bill, 2019.

MAR 19, 2021  |  CLINICAL: 1 POINTS

FAILURE - Why Embracing Failure Is A Big Challenge—And How To Do It Well

Failure has always been a natural facet of business—and indeed life. But in recent years, the concept has acquired a counterintuitive luster. 

MAR 17, 2021  |  CLINICAL: 1 POINTS

Anxiety Disorder and Anxiety Attacks

Anxiety is a normal reaction to danger, the body’s automatic fight-or-flight response that is triggered when you feel threatened, under pressure, or are facing a challenging situation, such as a job interview, exam, or first date. 

FEB 19, 2021  |  CLINICAL: 3 POINTS

Cognitive coping strategies of South African women in breast cancer care

The increasing levels and more frequent use of alcohol among females, especially those in younger age groups, is a worldwide concern. 

JAN 12, 2021  |  CLINICAL: 1 POINTS

Participation in (non)violent protests and associated psychosocial factors: sociodemographic status, civic engagement, and perceptions of government’s performance

A national representative sample of adults is used to assess whether socioeconomic circumstances, civic engagement, and perceptions about government performance are associated with participation in (non)violent protests. 

JAN 12, 2021  |  CLINICAL: 1 POINTS

Perceived benefits of nature-based experiences as mediators of connectedness with nature: the case of Mystic Mountain

Perceived nature disconnection lies at the heart of the world’s socio-ecological crisis. Finding ways to reconnect with nature is fundamental towards reducing the adverse psychological–social– ecological consequences of this disconnection. 

JAN 12, 2021  |  CLINICAL: 1 POINTS

Secondary traumatic stress in police detective officers dealing with complainants of sexual crimes

The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between exposure to traumatised complainants and secondary traumatic stress. 

JAN 12, 2021  |  CLINICAL: 1 POINTS

Gamification in psychological assessment in South Africa: A narrative review

Gamification is defined as the implementation of game design elements in real-world contexts for non-gaming purposes. 

NOV 10, 2020   |  CLINICAL: 1 POINTS

Generalised anxiety disorder in adolescents in Ghana: Examination of the psychometric properties of the Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 scale

The Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) is a self-report scale used to assess general anxiety symptoms. 

NOV 10, 2020  |  CLINICAL: 1 POINTS

Mental health in the workplace

According to the world health organization (WHO) mental health can be defined as a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make contribution to his or her community.

NOV 2, 2020  |  CLINICAL: 2 POINTS


Neurocysticercosis is a systematic illness caused by the dissemination of the larval form of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium

OCT 21, 2020  |  CLINICAL: 2 POINTS

Factors Associated With Mental Health Outcomes Among Health Care Workers Exposed to Coronavirus Disease 2019

This cross-sectional, survey-based, region-stratified study collected demographic data and mental health measurements from 1257 health care workers in 34 hospitals from January 29, 2020, to February 3, 2020, in China.

SEPT 23, 2020  |  CLINICAL: 3 POINTS

Immediate Psychological Responses and Associated Factors during the Initial Stage of the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Epidemic among the General Population in China

The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic is a public health emergency of international concern and poses a challenge to psychological resilience.

SEPT 23, 2020  |  CLINICAL: 3 POINTS

Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence is common, costly, and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Research over a period of several decades has revealed the short- and long-term effects of violence on the physical and mental health and social well-being of affected persons and their children.

SEPT 23, 2020  |  CLINICAL: 3 POINTS

Community mental health services in Southern Gauteng: An audit using Gauteng

Community mental health services (CMHS) are a central objective of the National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan. 

SEPT 21, 2020  |  CLINICAL: 2 POINTS

Zieve’s Syndrome: An Under-reported Cause of Anemia in Alcoholics

Anemia is a common finding in alcoholics. It is often multifactorial and caused by a combination of liverdysfunction, ineffective erythropoiesis, and poor nutrition. 

MAY 27, 2020  |  CLINICAL: 2 POINTS

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Ethics Articles

Patients as consumers of health care in South Africa: the ethical and legal implications

South Africa currently has a pluralistic health care system with separate public and private sectors. It is, however, moving towards a socialized model with the introduction of National Health Insurance.

MAR 31, 2021  |  ETHICS: 3 POINTS

An exploration of an ethics of care in relation to people with intellectual disability and their family caregivers in the Cape Town metropole in South Africa

People with intellectual disability (ID) are defined as a group by their need for lifelong support. For the most part, it falls to family caregivers to provide this support. 

MAR 17, 2021  |  ETHICS: 2 POINTS

Ethics of sleep- Clinical practice and the law

Ethical behaviour is core to the practice of sleep medicine. Sleep medicine raises questions in three often distinguished subcategories of ethics - normative ethics (how should we behave?)...

MAR 5, 2021  |  ETHICS: 2 POINTS

Delay aversion and immediate choice in Sepedi-speaking primary school children with attentiondeficit/ hyperactivity disorder

Motivational factors play a significant role in the pathology of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and are associated with altered reinforcement sensitivity.

JUL 15, 2020  |  ETHICS: 1 POINTS

Experimental Treatment with Favipiravir for COVID-19: An Open-Label Control Study

An outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and its caused coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been reported in China since December 2019.

MAY 18, 2020  |  ETHICS: 2 POINTS

Science, ethics and communication remain essential for the success of cell-based therapies

Cell‑based therapeutics, such as marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, are a standard of care for
certain malignancies.

MAY 14, 2020  |  ETHICS: 3 POINTS