Facilitation of social support for expectant students in South Africa : a concept analysis

25 Sep 2019

The objective was to analyse ‘facilitation of social support’ to contribute to its understanding. This followed data analysis of a qualitative study on experiences of expectant students, their close relatives and educators on facilitation of social support to expectant students. Dictionary and subject definitions were used to make it clear. A model case was constructed to illustrate its use. Antecedents and consequences were identified. Its implementation may end in regular antenatal care attendance where professional nurses provide personalized care by communicating with expectant students, their close relatives and educators to enable their retention in school and ultimately giving birth to healthy babies. Keywords: antenatal care, facilitation, expectant students, social support, school retention