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dc.contributor.author Velikoshi, Eva A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:08:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:08:03Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/397
dc.description.abstract Abstract provided by author en_US
dc.description.abstract Nursing documentation continues to be criticised by professional, community and regulatory bodies because of incomplete, substandard charting practices. Poor documentation may have adverse consequences for care providers because data collection through auditing could create the impression that care was not provided, that is, the impression that what was not documented was not in fact done for the patient. Documentation of the actions of nurses and midwives provide evidence of the quality of care they have rendered, and anything written or printed is a record or proof of activities carried out. Hence good documentation reflects the quality of care and also provides evidence of the accountability of each health care member en_US
dc.description.abstract This research was conducted in the maternity department of the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital. The purpose of this study was to describe the completeness of the documentation of nursing care rendered during the four stages of labour at the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital. The study was a quantitative, retrospective audit of the maternal records of women who delivered from January to December 2005. A checklist was developed by the researcher and was then used to collect data. Adherence to policy and guidelines of documentation was determined by auditing the documented entries in the progress notes of maternal records as to whether they were dated, timed, had entry modes, were coherent, legible and were signed by the documenter en_US
dc.description.abstract It is recommended that the controlling body of nursing and midwifery, the Interim Council of Nursing, should formulate a guideline or manual on the proper documentation of nursing care, which could serve as a practical guideline for nurses/midwives and students in the clinical setting. Currently there are no national Manuals of Documentation or Procedures of Documentation guidelines. Maternity department staff should also attend workshops on ways to improve documentation and the importance of documentation in the quality of maternal nursing care, both nationally and internationally. en_US
dc.format.extent viii, 128 p en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.source.uri en_US
dc.source.uri http://wwwisis.unam.na/theses/velikoshie2007.pdf en_US
dc.subject Maternal health services en_US
dc.subject Prenatal care en_US
dc.subject Hospitals en_US
dc.subject Maternity services en_US
dc.subject Maternity nursing en_US
dc.subject Midwifery en_US
dc.title An overview of completeness of maternal records: Documentation of maternal nursing care rendered to women during the four stages of labour in Oshakati intermediate hospital en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-199299999999999 en_US
dc.description.degree Windhoek en_US
dc.description.degree Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree University of Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Nursing Science en_US
dc.description.status en_US
dc.masterFileNumber 3330 en_US


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