International Nursing Review

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Edited By: Sue Turale

Impact Factor: 0.736

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 72/104 (Nursing (Social Science)); 75/106 (Nursing (Science))

Online ISSN: 1466-7657

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Educational barriers of nurses caring for sick and at-risk infants in India
M. Campbell-Yeo, A. Deorari, D.D. McMillan, N. Singhal, M. Vatsa, D. Aylward, J. Scotland, P. Kumar, M. Joshi, G. Kalyan and J. Dol

This article deserves the Editor’s Choice award for this September issue. As INR and the ICN have observed over the years, nursing is a challenge in circumstances where there is poverty, scarce resources, and the nurse-population ratio is very low. It is not often that our journal publishes research from India, a country with one of the largest populations in the world, and high infant and child morbidity and mortality. As the authors observe, it is vitally important for Indian nurses have the opportunity to undertake neonatal training to improve the health of sick and at-risk infants. This international study by health professionals sought the opinions of 101 health professionals during focus groups and a stakeholder meeting in three locations in India. The purpose was to try to “optimize the education and clinical practices of nurses caring for sick or at-risk newborns in India”. Findings revealed multiple contexts and challenges for neonatal education and training. Although more research on this topic is needed, here at INR we hope that Indian nurses can eventually undertake much needed neonatal training. Support from policy makers is vital, in addition to assistance from neonatal experts nationally and internationally to help develop relevant curricula and training opportunities to strengthen neonatal nursing across the country, in relevant and culturally acceptable ways.

Sue Turale

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