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Exploring the Discharge Planning Process and Psychosocial Support of Covid-19 Patients – The Case of Eka Kotebe General Hospital

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dc.contributor.advisor Mekiye (PhD), Yania Seid
dc.contributor.author Getnet, Rediet
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-05T07:55:46Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-05T07:55:46Z
dc.date.issued 2020-10
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/24574
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on the discharge planning process, and psychosocial support given for Covid-19 patients in Eka Kotebe General Hospital. The purpose of this study is to explore the overall discharge process, psychosocial support patients get during the hospital stay, and the experience of Covid-19 recovered patients & health workers. A cross- sectional, exploratory, qualitative case study research was conducted. Purposive sampling was used to select participants. A total of 15 participants was used for the study. The data collection methods used were in-depth interviews and document reviews. The collected data were analyzed using the thematic analysis method. The current study found out the discharge planning process do not start during the time of admission. According to the finding discharge planning is telling a patient to go home. The study indicated that there is no organized psychosocial team. The psychosocial support has not given due emphasis as of the medical treatment. The study find out that discharged patients experienced stress and trauma. Psychological needs of patients were high. Planning discharge in the time of admission gives time to assess the psychosocial needs of patients and gives time to make intervention. The discharge planning process help both patients and health workers. The study stresses implications from research, practice, and policy to improve the quality of service given and to implement bio-psychosocial approach of health care. Key Words: Covid-19, discharge planning, psychosocial support en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Covid-19, discharge planning, psychosocial support en_US
dc.title Exploring the Discharge Planning Process and Psychosocial Support of Covid-19 Patients – The Case of Eka Kotebe General Hospital en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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