Abbreviations. Anm Auxiliary Nurse Midwife. Chc Community

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ABBREVIATIONS ANM Auxiliary Nurse Midwife CHC Community Health Center CNE Continuing Nursing Education INC Indian Nursing Council KNMC Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council MO Medical Officer PHC Primary Health Center TNAI Trained Nurses’ Association of India GNM General Nursing and Midwifery JPHN Junior Public Health Nurse NCD Non Communicable Disease JHI Junior Health Inspector GO Government Order DNO District Nursing Officer ADNS Additional Director of Nursing Services NS Nursing Superintendent NO Nursing Officer DMOH District Medical Officer of Health ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Introduction Nurses and midwives are the largest group of health workers who provide a wide…show more content…
This is rather contradictory given the fact that Kerala produces a major proportion of graduate and diploma nurses every year and most of the institutions that provide nursing programs fare quite decently with regard to quality of education and training facilities. The study is aimed at understanding the different roles and responsibilities nursing personnel carry out in a district health service system in the context of Kerala. This will help to draw inferences upon what the nurses are expected to do legally and what they actually do. These observations shall form the base upon which suggestions regarding the rationalization of the professional practice can be made. With the education and training nurses receive it would be highly beneficial for the health system if their expertise is rightly tapped within the system. 1.2 Statement of the Problem Nurses if optimally utilized in the health care system can have a great impact in the health outcomes of the population as well as on a larger note in bringing down the cost of health care in a system. However nursing remains a largely unexplored area when it comes to its actual utilization in India. The scenario remains largely the same, perhaps marginally better when it comes to the public health care sector in Kerala. There is a dire need to focus more on the comprehensive utilization of

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