International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023

Perception of Nurses towards Protection of Children from Abuse

Shyla Ipe Varghese | Dr. Pratiksha Patric [2]

Abstract: Any society's greatest investment and primary foundation for development are its children. Children's safety is an essential and vital component of healthcare quality. Nurses are well positioned in hospitals and other healthcare settings to contribute to the protection of children and initiate appropriate measures in the event of identifying child abuse. The aim of the present study was to understand the perception of nurses towards the protection of children from abuse. The study was a descriptive study conducted among 100 nurses from major hospitals in the Kottayam district. The study used a predesigned questionnaire. The results were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results reveal that child protection is a concern for the majority of nurses and all nurses need training on various aspects of child abuse.

Keywords: Child abuse, Nurses Perception, Child Protection, Child rights, Child related legislation, identifying child abuse

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,

Pages: 920 - 922

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