Title : A conceptual paper on stakeholder collaboration aimed at addressing the psycho-social needs of women living with hypertension: Community development approach
Stakeholder collaboration is significant to the contribution and improvement of psycho-social functioning and resilience of women living with hypertension. The purpose of the study was to explore and describe perceptions of stakeholders in addressing psycho-social needs of women living with hypertension. A qualitative exploratory-descriptive study was conducted with twelve (12) stakeholders selected through purposive sampling. Semi-structured interviews were utilised to elicit their perceptions and views on possible intervention strategies to address the psycho-social needs of women living with hypertension. A community development theory was adopted in framing the study concerning health conditions that affects women living with hypertension. Data was analysed thematically. The findings revealed that to enhance psycho-social functioning of women living with hypertension, efficient, effective, and sustainable multi-stakeholder collaboration is essential. Data further pointed out that social workers could play an integral role of facilitating and establishing multi-stakeholder integration as would eventually boost women’s resilience and quality of life.