International Nursing Review

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Edited By: Sue Turale

Impact Factor: 1.517

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 30/116 (Nursing)

Online ISSN: 1466-7657

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The nursing profession in Sri Lanka: time for policy changes
D. Aluwihare-Samaranayake, L. Ogilvie, G.G. Cummings and Ian R. Gellatly

I commend this article to you as important reading for it is a contribution that fits very well in the aim and scope of International Nursing Review. This article serves as a rich template for similar articles from other nurses to inform the global community of the state of nursing in their country. Its content is based on the experiences and first-hand knowledge of the authors, literature analysis, and results from a survey with hospital-based Sri Lankan nurses.
The authors give an excellent, evidence-based description of the challenges that nursing as a profession faces in Sri Lanka. These challenges include struggles to have nursing’s voices heard and to achieve professional status, medical dominance, and a perceived lack of political and professional power. There are also significant issues in nurse regulation, licensing, recruitment, retention, and education, and lack of involvement in policy making and decision making, and others. Many of the issues described are, I believe, dominant issues that have occurred in the history of nursing in other countries, but are still evident today in too many places. Unique aspects of Sri Lankan socio-political environment in relation to nursing are discussed, and a range of recommendations for change given, including the need for leadership, policy involvement, practice changes, and education.

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We are pleased to announce to our readers that the International Nursing Review 2016 Impact Factor has increased to 1.517. This is up from the 2015 result, when we received an impact factor of 1.073.

Journal Ranking 2016: 26/114 in Nursing (Social Science) and 30/116 in Nursing (Science)

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Announcing a new Virtual Issue on nursing burnout. This is a selection of recent papers that focus on emotional exhaustion and other factors causing nursing burnout - you can read these here.

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