Staff Profiles

Dr. Kefalotse Sylvia Dithole

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Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Nursing

Senior Lecturer/Head School of Nursing/Director WHOCC

Location: Block 246/A106
Phone: +267 355 2365
Email Dr. Kefalotse Sylvia Dithole

DLitt et Phil, MSc, BEd, RN

Dr Kefalotse Sylvia Dithole, the Head of School of Nursing and Director WHOCC at University of Botswana (UB), received her Doctor of Philosophy and Literature, UNISA, Master of Science degree (Critical Care Nursing), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and Bachelor of Education (Nursing), UB Her research interests include improving mechanically ventilated patients’ outcomes through nurse–patient communication in intensive care units, educating the community about HIV and AIDs and professional issues and she has published articles in refereed journals in these areas She is collaborating with colleagues nationally, regionally, and internationally on a number research project.

Adult health nursing, Professional nursing, Critical care, Nursing Trauma nursing and Clinical teaching

Nurse-patient communication with mechanically ventilated patients, HIV and AIDs prevention and professional issues

Adult heath nursing, psychological issues, Dietary needs, Acute care, Critical care ,Trauma and Emergency and Occupational health issues

  1. Lazenby M., Chambers S., Chyun D., Davidson P., Dithole K., Norman I. & Tlou S. (2020) Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Education in the Pandemic Age. International Nursing Review 00,1–3
  2. Christina J. Sun; Esther S. Seloilwe· Mabel Magowe; Kefalotse Dithole; & Janet S. St. Lawrence (2019). Association of Adolescent and ParentReported Relationship Functioning with HIV Sexual Risk Among Adolescents in Botswana AIDS and Behavior, 1 – 9.
  3. Sun, C.; Seloilwe, E. S.; Magowe, M.; Dithole, K. S.; Miller, K. S; & St Lawrence, J. S. (2018). Gender Differences in Sexual and Reproductive Health Protective and Risk Factors of Batswana Adolescents: Implications for Parent and Adolescent Interventions. Journal of AIDS Education Prevevention.30 (1):35-46. doi: 10.1521/aeap.2018.30.1.35.

In pursuit of academic excellence