As a step towards attaining Millennium development Goals 4 and 5, it seems imperative to encourage more women to deliver in institutions rather than at home. This change would require adequate resources and well trained midwives in the labour wards of hospitals as well as motivation and education of mothers seeking their cooperation. Due to varying standards of midwifery education, and shortage of staff, it appears often difficult to ensure competent and caring maternity staff. Studies on the status of current institutions in India and other developing countries are sparse. Therefore, an interview -based cross-sectional studywas done during 2017-18on a representative random sample of 300 mothers delivering in a multispecialty hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka state in south India. This hospital was established about four decades ago and attracts a large clientele from all socioeconomic strata of the population. .Ethical approval from the Hospital and informed consent of mothers were obtained and there was full cooperation. The findings showed that about two-thirds of mothers were satisfied with their experiences in hospital deliveries matching their expectations. There is a great need for continuing professional education of midwives and nursing staff in maternity wards to yield better and more positive responses from mothers and their families
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Sheela. V. Need for Continuing Professional Education of Midwives and Nursing Staff for Promoting Hospital Deliveries in India. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(2):267-270. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00064.1
Sheela. V. Need for Continuing Professional Education of Midwives and Nursing Staff for Promoting Hospital Deliveries in India. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(2):267-270. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00064.1 Available on: https://ajner.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-11-2-24
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