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WHAT INFLUENCES THE RISE OF VIOLATIONS OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES IN TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE The Case of Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam

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dc.contributor.author Kimario, Yohani K.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-31T11:18:55Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-31T11:18:55Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11192/2260
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master in Health Systems Management (MSc. MHSM) of Mzumbe University en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined what influences the rise of violations of ethical principles in traditional and alternative medicine in Kigamboni. The objective was to seek to know why ethical violations are on the rise in TAM practice. It involved 120 respondents, of whom, six were politicians, ten were healthcare professionals, ten were TAM practitioners, and four were policy makers (health officers). The remaining 90 were individuals from the community. The study combined qualitative and quantitative data and methodologies. On the practice of TAM, most of the respondents acknowledged there was a dramatic increase in the use of traditional and alternative medicine and the practice was gaining a widespread popularity in Kigamboni area. On the extent to which ethics were violated in TAM practice, the study showed that there were violations of ethical principles in the practice of TAM. These violations were influenced by the fact that majority of the people including politicians, health professionals, health officers and TAM practitioners were having insufficient knowledge of ethics. The perceptions of the users was also confirmed to be strong enough to allow TAM practitioners to think that they were acting correctly. Positive attitudes of the people and physicians towards TAM as well influenced TAM practitioners to be acting without bothering about violations. Since the practice of TAM was gaining public support day after day, TAM practitioners thought they could do anything without bothering about regulations to meet the needs of the people. Moreover, lack of awareness of the traditional and alternative medicine legislations, the fact that majority of TAM practitioners were not registered, poor supervision of ethics, unregulated use of social media and lack of sufficient knowledge about TAM therapies increased the risks of ethical violations. The findings imply that although the TAM sector was legislated, the government ought to create strategies intended to guarantee compliance with the codes and other regulations. It should also establish mechanisms to ensure quick discovery of noncompliance. The government should as well create mechanisms to ensure the implementation of corrective measures is done in a right time, and to guarantee adequate training of the practitioners to avoid violations en_US
dc.subject violation of Ethics, Principle in MEDICINE en_US
dc.title WHAT INFLUENCES THE RISE OF VIOLATIONS OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES IN TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE The Case of Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam en_US


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