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Health Studies

Dr Motshedisi Eunice Chauke

 Senior Lecturer


Contact Information

Department of Health Studies
University of South Africa
TEL: + 27 (0) 12 – 429 8815
Fax: + 27 (0) 12 – 4296688



Academic Qualifications

  • D Litt et Phil (UNISA)
  • Diploma in General Nursing; Midwifery; Intensive Nursing Science
  • Diploma in Nursing Education and Community Nursing Science (MEDUNSA)
  • BA Cur (UNISA)
  • MA Health studies (Critical Care Nursing with specialisation in cardiothoracic nursing)

Areas of Interest

  • Critical Care Nursing Science
  • General Nursing Science and Art
  • Health Sciences Education: Assessment techniques, reflective practice  and  curriculum development
  • Clinical  teaching and Accompaniment
  • Leadership skills
  • Appreciative inquiry

Previous Experience

  • Lecturer: UNISA; 2006 to date
  • Professional and senior professional nurse: Garankuwa Hospital; 1978 – 1987
  • Tutor:  Garankuwa and Lebone Colleges of Nursing; 1988 – 1996
  • Lecturer: MEDUNSA Nursing Science Department; 1996 – 2006
  • Exchange lecturer: JÖNKOPING UNIVERSITY; SWEDEN; May 2004- July 2004


Articles Published In Journals

  • Okechukwu, EF & Chauke, ME. 2012. Knowledge and practice of standard precautions in public health facilities in Abuja, Nigeria. International Journal of Infection Control 8(3).
  • Mogotlane, SM, Chauke, ME, Van Rensburg, GH, Human, SP & Kganakga, CM. 2010. A situational analysis of child-headed households in South Africa. Curationis 32 (3):24-32.
  • Enskar, K, Ljusegren, G, Bergulag, G, Eaton, N, Harding, R, Mokoena, JD, Chauke, ME and Moleki, MM.  2007. Attitudes to and knowledge about pain management of nurses working with children with cancer: A comparative study between Sweden, UK and South Africa. Journal of Research in Nursing (12):501.
  • Chauke, ME & Mokoena, JD. 2006. The experiences of African nurse educators regarding their participation in an overseas exchange program. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery 8(2):54-60.
  • Chauke, ME. 2004. Assessment techniques for collaborative learning. Nursing Update 28(2):34-36.

Chapters in Books

  • Mogotlane, SM, Manaka-Mkwanazi, IM, Mokoena, JD, Chauke, ME, Matlakala, MC, & Randa MB. 2015. Manual of Nursing. Volume 2: The Practical Manual. Cape Town: Juta.
  • Mogotlane, SM, Chauke, ME, Matlakala, MC, Mokoena, JD & Young, A. 2013. Juta's Textbook of Complete Medical-Surgical Nursing. Cape Town: Juta.
  • Geyer, N, Mogotlane, SM & Young, A. Juta’s Manual of Nursing. 2009. 2nd edition. Volume 1. Cape Town: Juta.  (contributed chapter 27).
  • Mogotlane, SM, Manaka-Mkwanazi, Mokoena, JD, Chauke, ME & Young, A. 2004. Juta’s Manual of Nursing: Practical Manual. Volume 2. Cape Town: Juta.
  • Mogotlane, SM, Chauke, ME, (editor) Mokoena, JD, Manaka-Mkwanazi, I & Young, A. 2004. Juta’s Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing. Volume 4. Cape Town: Juta.

Professional Positions & Awards

Professional membership of the 

  • South African Nursing Council (SANC)
  • Critical Care Society of Southern Africa
  • Wound Healing Association of  Southern Africa
  • Steering committee of the National project on situational analysis of child headed households in South Africa 

Received the following awards  

  • NRF Grant for 2010/2011: HICDG,IAQ2011013APP109
  • Lebone College of Nursing; merit award for excellent performance (1992)
  • UNISA ; Italian bursary for excellent performance in Nursing Education (1990)
  • Medunsa; awards for excellent performance in Pharmacology, theory and practice of Health education (1987).
  • Wentworth Hospital; Diploma in Intensive Nursing Science, course passed  with distinction (1982)