Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences



It is my pleasure to present you the Volume 4, Issue 2 (July 2018) of the Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences. This issue focuses on different subject areas in the field of nursing and health sciences. We have considered the original research articles in different spheres. A mother needs to initiate breastfeeding her baby within half an hour after birth. The study on the effect of breast crawl on initiation of breastfeeding and initial weight loss among new-borns has shown that breast crawl is a beneficial practice that promotes immediate initiation of breastfeeding. Advances in medical technology has made organ transplantation possible. Donation of organ is a boon to humanity. Two research articles “Assessment of knowledge and attitude regarding organ donation” and “Effect of structured enlightenment program on knowledge and attitude regarding organ donation among college students highlight that knowledge and attitude regarding organ donation is not enough to promote the organ donation and the second article reports that structured enlightenment program is effective in enhancing knowledge and creating a favourable attitude regarding organ donation among college students. The other original articles that are considered for this issue are: to assess the risk of varicose vein among critical care nurses and nurses working in other nursing units; Knowledge, attitude, and barriers of nursing research among BSc nursing students; Registered nurses’ knowledge on comprehensive neuro assessment; and Effect of health promotion program among patients with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus regarding lifestyle modification. One review paper “Prevalence of depression among post-stroke survivors in South Asian Region” and a case report on Jellyfish sting adds charm to this issue. The editorial team extends its gratitude to all the authors and reviewers for their untiring support rendered towards bringing out this issue. The editorial team invites the health care professionals to contribute generously in the form of research/original articles, review papers and case reports. Dr Baby S Nayak

Guest Editorial


Gfuest Editorial
Linu Sara George Dr

Original Research

Review Article

Case Report


Jellyfish sting: A case report
Binu E. Margaret Ms, Suneel C. Mundkur Dr, and Shrikiran A. Hebbar Dr