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Mediclinic News : CLINICAL ASSOCIATES IN THE HEALTH SECTOR: ARE WE WASTING A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY?

Title

CLINICAL ASSOCIATES IN THE HEALTH SECTOR: ARE WE WASTING A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY?

Date

2020-01-24

Link

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-01-23-clinical-associates-in-the-health-sector-are-we-wasting-a-golden-opportunity/

News Description

DAILY MAVERICK In 2008 a new class of mid-level health worker was created in response to the shortage of doctors in the public sector. A decade later, has government given up on clinical associates? But, after nearly a decade of actually working in the country’s health system, clinical associates say they were “sold a dream” and, in reality, face humiliation and exploitation on a daily basis. Expected to enhance the health system and dramatically improve patient care, and capable of doing so, they said they’ve often ended up being redundant.
Created at 2020/01/27 07:47 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2020/01/27 07:47 AM by Mediclinic