oa Mosenodi - Family planning, midwifery training and nursing practices in Botswana

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-559X



This study investigates and documents the extent to which midwifery training is important for the effective implementation of family planning nursing practices which were initially introduced in Botswana through the USAlD-sponsored Botswana-Meharry intensive in-service programme between 1973 and 1978. In particular, it documents the extent to which important family planning service s suchas distributing condoms, prescribing and resupplying pills, inserting interuterine devices, performing post-insertion check-ups, giving injections, monitoring clients for contra-indications or side effects and advising women who experience side effects, are performed by nurses with and without midwifery training in Botswana and the factors and conditions which tend to inhibit the implementation of family planning nursing practices in Botswana.

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