Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Fako, T.T.
dc.contributor.author Forcheh, N.
dc.contributor.author Ncube, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-24T12:01:48Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-24T12:01:48Z
dc.date.issued 2003-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Fako, T.T. et al (2003) Prospects of safe motherhood in Botswana: midwifery training and nurses' ability to complete the Botswana obstetric record, Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 58, pp. 1109-1120 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0277-9536
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/564
dc.description.abstract This paper examines several key factors that determine nurses’ ability to complete the Botswana Obstetric Record (BOR), an instrument that should help with early diagnosis of problems during pregnancy, labour, delivery and the puerperium. Using a national sample of 309 nurses working in hospitals, clinics and health posts under the local government authority in Botswana, the study found that a nurse’s ability to complete the BOR was significantly related to midwifery training, level of basic nursing training, age group, level of income, job satisfaction, adequacy of equipment, attendance of refresher courses, overall level of in-service training, reliance on workshops and seminars, peer reliance and self-reliance for information on new nursing practices. Multivariate analyses indicated that the most competent nurse in completing the BOR was one trained as a midwife, working in an adequately equipped health facility, and who often consulted with peers as well as attended workshops and seminars. The study concludes that it is more important to train all nurses to become midwives than to upgrade enrolled nurses to become registered nurses if the plan for safe motherhood is to be advanced. Further research is needed to establish the objective competence of nurses who claim to be comfortable completing the BOR. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. www.elsevier.com/locate/socscimed en_US
dc.subject Maternal mortality en_US
dc.subject Midwife en_US
dc.subject Nurse en_US
dc.subject Obstetric record en_US
dc.subject Safe motherhood en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.title Prospects of safe motherhood in Botswana: midwifery training and nurses' ability to complete the Botswana obstetric record en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search UBRISA


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account