n Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Editorial

Volume 18, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1682-5055


This issue of (AJNM) presents 13 papers that have been categories according to the nursing specialty in which they belong. In terms of the main categories we are publishing in this issue, four categories were identified during the preparation of this issue, namely: (1) maternal and child care, (2) clinical nursing, (3) or public health and (4) psychiatric-mental health nursing. In terms of maternal and child health, we see an increase in manuscripts being submitted by midwives. In all, about six manuscripts were written by midwives. These manuscripts address various aspects of maternal and child care. The topics covered range from prevention of mother-to-child transmission, factors influencing the utilisation of maternal and child services, effects of prenatal stimulation programmes for enhancing postnatal bonding in primigravida mothers, a labour pain assessment instrument, the experience of using a partograph by midwives and the role of traditional birth attendants during postnatal care.

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