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Perceptions of Nurses Regarding Barriers to Implement Maternal and Newborn Care at Rural Community Health Centers of Madhya Pradesh, India: A Phenomenology Study


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1 Ph.D. Scholar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Professor, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
     

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Introduction: Nurses are vital to providing high-quality rural maternity care throughout the continuum of adolescence, pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. Objectives: The objective of this study is to examine the barriers perceived by nurses in maternal and newborn care at community health centers in rural areas of India. Material and Method: A qualitative study was conducted to identify barriers at two selected community health centers of Madhya Pradesh. Participants were interviewed and data were analyzed using Atlas.ti software. Results: Major themes that surfaced during data analysis were related to manpower, facilities, nurses, culture and rural area. Conclusion: It is very crucial to address these reported barriers in order to provide better & evidence based maternal and newborn care in rural areas.

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Nurses perception, Rural health care, Barrier, Maternal care, Neonatal care.
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Mamta Verma
Ph.D. Scholar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Kanchan Mukherjee
Professor, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

Abstract


Introduction: Nurses are vital to providing high-quality rural maternity care throughout the continuum of adolescence, pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. Objectives: The objective of this study is to examine the barriers perceived by nurses in maternal and newborn care at community health centers in rural areas of India. Material and Method: A qualitative study was conducted to identify barriers at two selected community health centers of Madhya Pradesh. Participants were interviewed and data were analyzed using Atlas.ti software. Results: Major themes that surfaced during data analysis were related to manpower, facilities, nurses, culture and rural area. Conclusion: It is very crucial to address these reported barriers in order to provide better & evidence based maternal and newborn care in rural areas.

Keywords


Nurses perception, Rural health care, Barrier, Maternal care, Neonatal care.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194885