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1. Title Title of document Enhancing the autonomy of Indian nurses
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Meena Putturaj; Institute of Public Health, 250, 2 C Main, 2 C Cross, Girinagar I Phase, Bangalore 560 085, India
 
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4. Description Abstract With additional training and qualification, nurses in several countries are recognised as independent professionals. Evidence from several countries shows that capacitating nurses to practise independently could contribute to better health outcomes. Recently, the idea of nurses practising independently has been gaining momentum in Indian health policy circles as well, and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is contemplating the introduction of nurse practitioners (NPs) in primary healthcare. We briefly assess the policy environment for the role of NPs in India. We argue for the need to conceptualise health stewardship anew, keeping the nursing profession in mind, within the currently doctor-centred health system in India. We argue that, in the current policy environment, conditions for independent nursing practice or for the introduction of a robust NP in primary healthcare do not yet exist.
 
5. Publisher Organizing agency, location Forum for Medical Ethics Society
 
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7. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-05-30
 
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10. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier http://www.issuesinmedicalethics.org/articles/enhancing-the-autonomy-of-indian-nurses/
 
11. Source Title; vol., no. (year) Indian Journal of Medical Ethics;: The right to life
 
12. Language English=en en
 
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