|Chitungwiza Hospital nurses raise Zim’s flag high|
|Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:23|
Nurse representatives from Chitungwiza Central Hospital who took part in the Commonwealth Nurses Federation research competition have raised Zimbabwe’s flag high as their study outshone others from 52 participating countries.
Chitungwiza Central Hospital senior tutor and researcher Mr Pisirai Ndarukwa said the nurses’ submissions, which were accepted by the federation, focused on three topics.
“The research was centred on views of student nurses with regards to the pregnancy policy; factors contributing to abortions and the relationship between knowledge and health-seeking behaviour among pregnant women between ages of 18 and 28 years,” Mr Ndarukwa said.
“One student nurse testified that she found her mother-in-law nursing a puppy as a mockery for her not bearing children.
The study further showed that many women were failing to access post-abortal care services leading to high incidences of morbidity and maternal death.
Another senior tutor at the institution, Sister Unice Goshomi, said many women were now highly knowledgeable on complications associated with pregnancy.
She, however, said in their study they noted that about 70 percent of the participants sought faith healing services.
Thanks to the nurses’ outstanding performance, representatives from the Commonwealth Federation visited the institution last week.