Mothers' Knowledge on the exposure method of treatment of burns in children aged 10 years and below at UTH.
Kasonde, Justina Mkoma.
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The study was conducted at U.T.H., Department of Surgery. The main aim of the study was to determine the information that mothers possess on the exposure method of treatment of burns of their children. The investigator believes that with adequate information on the treatment of their children's burns, the mothers would develop confidence in the nurses and the nursing service rendered. The public in general have expressed dissatisfaction with the nursing care rendered in most health institutions through conversations with friends and relatives or through the press. It seems these complaints are often associated with lack of information. In view of the foregoing statement it was found imperative to carry out this study in order to examine communication patterns between nursing personnel and their clients with regard to information giving to mothers of burns of children. The literature reviewed for the study was obtained from various sources and most of it was that presented in other countries as there were no such studies conducted in Zambia. All reviewed literature reveals inadequacies in information giving to clients on the methods of treatment. The sample was selected from mothers who had been nursing their children in the surgical wards for more than three days. The sample consisted of fifty (50) respondents.
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