Senior Honors Projects, 2010-2019

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Date of Graduation

Spring 2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Department of Health Sciences


Audrey J. Burnett

April L. Temple

Teresa Harris


The objective of the study was to access the possible problems of the quality of health care that whites and non-whites receive in South Africa. The research question was specific to how the residual effects of apartheid are affecting South Africa’s health care today and if citizens still feel the presence of apartheid in health care. Prior to the start of the study the researcher hypothesized that access, quality, and funding of South Africa’s health care system has not been able to recover from the effect of apartheid and South Africans still observe the effects of apartheid on an individual level. To attempt to answer the research question an in depth literature review of the history of South Africa and its health care was conducted, and surveys were distributed electronically and then analyzed. The research supports the hypothesis by showing that health care is still largely affected by the residual effects of apartheid due to South Africa’s struggle to create a functional health care system and individuals’ negative emotional responses to questions pertaining to health care and apartheid.



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