Connecting local responses around the world
I have been an HIV/AIDS Counsellor for the last 16 years, working with TASO - The AIDS Support Organization and Medical Research Council unit on HIV/AIDS in Uganda and Home visiting patients has been integral to my work. Without home visiting the patient your understanding is not complete. There is a lot to learn from a home visit. As I always say, health is made from home and repaired in the hospital. What we used to do is to seek the consent of patients to be visited at home. Those who declined had their reasons and we could not home visit them. It is very stimulating on the part of the patient to have a discussion with him or her in an environment that is familiar. The patient becomes more relaxed and it strengthens the relationship between the provider and the recipient.
That was then before I was introduced to CLCP. With SALT and an aspect of inclusion the situation becomes even more better. You high light the strengths in a local context, you appreciate in a local context, stimulate and more importantly Learn. We learn a lot during SALT visits