The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

4083.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 9:00 AM

Abstract #74798

Women in Nursing in Islamic Societies

Nancy Bryant, RN, MPH, Formerly, Director, BScN Program, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, Home, P.O. Box 177, Moscow, VT 05662, 802-253-5143,

This presentation will examine inadequate government policies and regulations concerning the education, career opportunities, and working conditions of nursing personnel in Middle EAstern and South Asian countries that greatly impact the health of their people. The consequences are often shortages of graduates and teachers, poorly equipped and sub-standard schools, and nurses with little clinical experiences. This situation results in inadquate coverage for maternal and child health care, causing high maternal and infant mortality rates. In addition, few laws or enforcement are avaialble when vilence against female health workers occurs.

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I have a significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.
Relationship: Author of book of the same title

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The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA