Research Papers/Topics in Nursing And Midwifery

Critical Thinking Dispositions of Mental Health Nursing Students: A Study at the Pantang Nurses’ Training College, Ghana

Critical thinking is viewed as a necessary skill for nurses to make competent clinical judgments. Critical thinking by nurses in decision making and problem solving is compatible with the revised criteria for accreditation from the National League for Nurses (NLN, 1991). The Nurses’ and Midwives’ Council for Ghana shares similar goals in its nurse educational reform programmes. Nurse educators are expected to teach and assess critical thinking ability in nurs...

Post-Discharge Feeding Challenges Among Mothers With Preterm Infants At Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to assess the post-discharge feeding challenges among mothers‟ of preterm infants. A qualitative design was employed in the study. A purposive sampling method was used to select nine participants at the Paediatric/Child Health out-patients department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. An interview guide was used to understand the post- discharge feeding challenges each mother and their preterm infants encounter after discharge. Participants ...

Experiences Of Parents Of Children With Sickle Cell Disease: A Study At 37 Military Hospital

ABSTRACTSickle Cell Disease is the most common life-threatening hematologic disorder found in Ghanaian children. The present system of care of these children relies mostly on their parents. Studies have shown that caring for a child with SCD is associated with numerous hardships. However, there is a dearth of literature on the experiences of parents of children with SCD in Ghana. Therefore, this study explored the experiences of parents of children with SCD at the 37 Military Hospital, Ghana ...

Exploring Nursing Students’ Experiences Regarding Clinical Supervision: A Study At The SDA Hospital, Kwadaso - Kumasi

Abstract Clinical supervision of nursing students serves as a tool to bridging the theory and practice gap and promoting clinical competencies in nursing students. Despite its importance, there are concerns of inadequate clinical supervision of nursing students. This study sought to explore and describe nursing students’ experiences regarding clinical supervision, using Proctor’s functional interactive model. An exploratory descriptive approach was used to explore and describe...

Psychosocial Experiences Of Pregnant adolescents: A Study At The Tema Metropolis

ABSTRACT The number of adolescents becoming pregnant is on the increase. They are physically and psychologically immature to withstand the stress of pregnancy yet, society does not give them the necessary support they need to go through this stressful situation. The pregnant adolescents often end up with complications which increase maternal morbidity and mortality in Ghana. The purpose of this qualitative inquiry was to explore the psychosocial experiences of pregnant adolescen...

Exploring The Beliefs And Practices Of Mothers Concerning The Care Of Children With Febrile Seizures At Princess Marie Louise Hospital

ABSTRACT Febrile seizures are the most common causes of childhood seizures that occur in children under five globally. Mothers’ care based on knowledge, beliefs and practices may reduce the incidence and complication. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore the beliefs and practices of mothers concerning the care of children with febrile seizures at the Princess Marie Louise Hospital. This was an exploratory descriptive qualitative study where a semistructured interview guide b...

The Experiences Of Mothers caring For Preterm Babies At Home: A Study In The Accra Metropolis

ABSTRACT The expectation and hope of every pregnant woman is to deliver a healthy baby without any complication at the end of the pregnancy. Studies have shown that when a mother gives birth to a preterm baby, it generates feelings of despair, grief and anxiety. Preterm babies are babies born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy for gestation regardless of gestational age or birth weight. Preterm birth is an important perinatal health problem globally that needs to be given majo...

Perspectives of Mothers on Quality of Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition Services in the Wa Municipality

ABSTRACT Severe acute malnutrition is still the main risk factor for children five years and below if not appropriately managed. The Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) has improved over the years as an effective approach in solving the problems of severe acute malnutrition in children below five years. This means that quality health care delivery is required in order for the CMAM approach to achieve the desired outcome. The study explored the perspectives of mot...

Women’s Experiences of Surviving Severe Obstetric Complications: A Study at 37 Military Hospital, Accra

ABSTRACT  Women who survived severe obstetric complications (SOC) have health and well-being issues even up to one year postpartum as far as their quality-of-life (QoL) and well-being were concerned. However, health care professionals do very little to know what their predicaments are. The study objective described the impact of severe obstetric complications on their QoL and well-being. Using the WHO standards for near-miss, twelve (12) women who survived severe obstetric comp...