A Health professional's reflections on her own health and wellbeing and its contribution towards the Millennium Goals of South Africa.

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Peer-Reviewed Research
  • SDG 17
  • SDG 3
  • Abstract:

    The focus of this paper is to share my reflections, using the Kolb's Cycle, on my own cultural practices and its effect on lifestyle choices as a health professional, teacher and mother, in relation to South Africa's Millennium goals (2013-2017). In my capacity as a lecturer at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Occupational Therapy (OT) department, I was supervising two Botswana students, who were placed for their community fieldwork placement, in a low socio-economic suburb within Cape Town, South Africa. This community was similar to mine, where I grew up and the student's observations and bewilderment about the community member's behaviors, mentioned in their fieldwork portfolio files, triggered the self-reflection about my values and beliefs, regarding non-communicable diseases and its impact on the quality of our lives and that of our future generations.