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Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences

MJNHS

Editorial

I am delighted to present the Volume 2, issue 2 of Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, which features on interesting articles. This issue covers the important features from all the spheres of nursing care. The topics covered in this issue are Students’ perceptions of effective clinical teaching skills and teacher behaviours on learning, Effectiveness of participatory learning programme for school children, Effectiveness of multifaceted intervention for epileptic patients, Effectiveness of pocket reference on arterial blood gas analysis, Beliefs and practices of women related to maternal care and new-born care, and Effectiveness of betadine versus normal saline in catheter care for prevention of catheter associated urinary tract infection. This issue also highlights on knowledge of staff nurses regarding Holistic nursing care, Mothers’ knowledge on immunization schedule, Knowledge, attitude, and practices in prevention of malnutrition among mothers of underfive children, Sleep hygiene and sleep quality among nursing students. The Review paper on trace elements and human obesity highlights on the role of trace elements in controlling obesity. The article titled “Challenges in building systematic search strategies to recognize the complexities of Public Health reviews” presents the search strategy for creating complex public health evidences. The Review paper on the concept of health promoting schools adds novelty to this issue. This issue also highlights on two rare case reports and reflection of palliative care of a child. The editorial team hopes that the content of this issue will help the health professionals in identifying the best evidence and apply it in day-to-day practice. I am indebted to the associate editors, the faculty members of Manipal College of Nursing, and the reviewers for their untired support rendered towards bringing out this issue. I congratulate and thank all the authors for their contribution. Millions of thanks to Dr Anice George, Executive editor of the journal, for her motivation and support. Dr Baby S Nayak Editor-in-Chief

Guest Editorials

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Message
M S. Valiathan Dr

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Message
Anice George Dr

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Editorial
Baby S. Nayak Dr

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Guest Editorial
Mamatha S. Pai Dr

Original Articles

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Staff nurses’ knowledge regarding holistic nursing care
Reeba Baby Thomas Ms, Jyothi Chakrabarty Dr, and Janet Prameela D;Souza Ms

Review Articles

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Trace elements and human obesity: An overview
Shamshad Karatela and Neil I. Ward

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Challenges in building systematic search strategies to recognize the complexities of Public Health reviews
Preethy D'Souza Dr, Judith A. Noronha Dr, Baby S. Nayak Dr, and Sreekumaran Nair Dr

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Concept of Health Promoting School
Suja Karkada Dr and Mamatha Shivananda Pai Dr

Case Reports

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Little old lady’s hernia” – A report of a rare case
Anil Raj A Mr and Benakatti Rajendra Dr

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Madura Foot: A case report
Daisy Josephine Lobo Ms and Rajendar Benakatti Dr