Volume 1 Number 1

This edition which has 8 articles on topics such as; Continuing Formal Education, Stress and Coping Strategies; and The Effects of Stigma on Mental Health Nurses, just to mention a few, promises to be educative.

Volume 1 Number 1

These articles highlights various health issues of concern about the education, training and practice of nursing and midwifery in Ghana

Understanding the threats of infertility among women in rural northern Ghana

ABSTRACT: Abstract Having a biological child is an essential part of marriage in northern Ghana. Women who are unable to bear their own children therefore go through psychological and social trauma. However, there is paucity of studies on the psychological and soc

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AUTHORS:
Gilbert Ti-enkawol Nachinab (MPhil, BSc, Dip., RGN)
Ernestina S. Donkor (PhD, MSc, BSc, RN, GCAP)
Florence Naab (PhD, MPhil, BA, RM, SRN, Policy Fellow)


“I have no choice but to breastfeed”: Exploring motivational factors for breastfeeding among HIV positive mothers in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana.

ABSTRACT: Abstract This article is intended to achieve two scholarly objectives: to examine self-motivating factors that influence HIV positive mothers to breastfeed despite the known risk of infecting their babies and also to determine conditions that influence t

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AUTHORS:
Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong (PhD Candidate, MPhil, PGDE, BSc, RN)
Florence Naab (PhD, Mphil, BA, RM, SRN)
Adzo Kwashie (PhD candidate, MPhil, BSc, SRN)


Conceptualization of cerebral palsy: Experiences of caregivers of children with cerebral palsy in Ghanaian rural communities

ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT Cerebral palsy has been identified as the most common, chronic childhood disability that causes appreciable motor deficit. Societies’ interpretion of disabling conditions affect the attitudes of members towards persons living with disabili

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AUTHORS:
Gifty Gyamah Nyante (RN, RM, PT, MSc, PhD Candidate)
Simon Igo. (PhD, PT)
Christine Carpenter (PhD, PT)


Nurses’ attitudes and approaches to procedural pain management of children in Ghana: The case of Koforidua regional hospital

ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT Sick children are exposed to painful procedures on admission to health care facilities. Nurses use various strategies in the management of pain which may be pharmacological or non-pharmacological. In most cases, the strategy to be used by the nu

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AUTHORS:
Oboshie Anim-Boamah (MPhil, MED, PGDE, RN, FWACN)
Lydia Aziato (PhD, MPhil, FWACN, FFGCNM, FASLP, BA, RN, ONC)
Victoria May Adabayeri (MBChB, FWACP Pead)


Informal caregivers burden and needs of patients with Schizophrenia in the Accra Metropolis

ABSTRACT: There is paucity of literature involving caregivers of individuals with schizophrenia in Ghana. This study contributes knowledge to this field by exploring the experiences of informal caregivers of individuals with schizophrenia in the Accra metropolis.

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AUTHORS:
Darko Animwaa Florence (MPhil, BA, Dip.RMN, FWACN, FGCNM, STTI)
Mwinituo, P.P (PhD, MPhil, BA, RN, RM, RPHN, FWACN, FGCNM)
Arhinful Daniel Kojo (PhD, MA, BA, MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGIST)


Fears associated with maternal death: Selected midwives’ lived experiences in the Ashanti Region of Ghana

ABSTRACT: Abstract Like the fear associated with the demise of loved ones, maternal deaths at any health facility equally illicit fear among midwives. This jeopardises their ability to achieve the quality of work expected of them. There is a depth of literature

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AUTHORS:
Anita Fafa Dartey (M Nursing, BTech OHN, RN)
Phetlhu, D.R. (BA, MCur, PHD)
Ellemes Phema-Ngaiyaye (PhD, RN, RM)


Transition Experiences of Newly Qualified Registered General Nurses (Diploma) During Rotation: A Case at the Tema General Hospital

ABSTRACT: Abstract Over the years it has been assumed that newly qualified nurses are ready to practice immediately after passing their licensure examination. However, studies have shown that, these nurses experience role performance stress, moral distress, discou

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AUTHORS:
Justina Serwaa Yevu Johnson (MPhil, BSc, SRN)
Patricia Avadu (PhD Student, MPhil, BA, SRN, RM, Diploma in Nursing)



In This Issue

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Message From The Registrar, N&MC

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AUTHORS:
Felix Nyante (MPA, MA, FWACN, FGCNM, BEd, Dip., SRN)




Assessment of utilization of nursing process in a District Hospital in Ghana

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AUTHORS:
Mary Opare(PhD, MN, BA, SRN, FWACN, FFGCNM)   |   James Avoka Asamani (MPhil., MSc, BSc, RN, FWACN)
Justina Yevu Johnson(MPhil, BSc, SRN, FWACN, FFGCNM)   |   Judy B. Puplampu(MA, BSc, RN, PAEd Cert)
Beatrice Atubran(BA, SCM, SRN)   |   May Osae Addae (MSc, SCM, SRN, FWACN, FFGCNM)
Unity Kattah(SRN, SCM)   |   Nora Blege(SRN, SCM)

Editorial

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AUTHORS:
Dr. Abigail Kyei (DHA, MPH, BA, FGCNM, RN, RM)




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