Simon Kang’ethe


While a caregiver is generally a person who volunteers to take care or help in caring for sick
persons generally at home, whether family members, relatives or other community members,
the study distinguishes between the primary caregiver who usually stays with the clients at all
times, and the community caregiver (so referred to as a volunteer in the Botswana context) who
is a government-recruited community volunteer and moves from house to house to help the
primary caregivers execute their caring roles.
The four concepts: sick person, client, patient and HIV/AIDS client/s are used interchangeably

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