Child Health (Pediatric) Nursing
A nurse serving children has an important role in child health. She is the backbone in neonatal nursing, a good communicator and link with parents and treating doctors. She can give information guidance and be a counselor too. Briefly she has important role in labor room, neonatal period, infancy and adolescents. She has preventive and promotive role in health care delivery. She also has important role in identifying a sick child, triaging and immediate delivery of life saving interventions. She also has a role in delivering palliative care and communicating progress to family. Her role during declaration of death and being there with the family is also immense. We need to highlight the role of Pediatric nurse in our respective countries and work to give professional recognition in the interest of child health. In India I have motivated our pediatric nurses to come together and join the Asia Pacific Forum. As a Pediatrician with some leadership role, intend to work for the cause of Pediatric nursing as it complements what we Pediatricians do for the well being of children.