Established in 1980, the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Pakistan has the honour of being the founding academic entity of the University and a benchmark for nursing education in Pakistan. ​The school is committed to excellence in the fields of education, practice, research and administration. The school caters to students from all over Pakistan as well as from East Africa, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Syria and Egypt.

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Submissions from 2020

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Maternal mental health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Naureen Akber Ali and Anam Feroz

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Prevalence of hypertension and its risk factors among cotton textile workers in low- and middle-income countries: A protocol for a systematic review, Naureen Akber Ali and Anam Feroz

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Leveraging the use of mHealth in patients with depression among low- and middle- income countries, Naureen Akber Ali and Adeel Khoja

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Telehealth: An important player during the COVID-19 pandemic, Naureen Akber Ali and Adeel Khoja

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Community stakeholders' views on reducing violence against women in Pakistan, Tazeen S. Ali, Rozina Karmaliani Professor, Hussain Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja, Nasim Zahid Shah, Zahid Hyder Wadani, Saher Aijaz, and Asli Kulane

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Perceptions of stakeholders about the role of health system in suicide prevention in Ghizer, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, Anila Anjum, Tazeen S. Ali, Nousheen Pradhan, Murad M. Khan Dr., and Rozina Karmaliani Professor

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Oral cancer: Clinicopathological features and associated risk factors in a high risk population presenting to a major tertiary care center in Pakistan, Namrah Anwar, Shahid Pervez, Qurratulain Chundriger, Mohammad Sohail Awan, Tariq Moatter, and Tazeen Saeed Ali

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Exploring the experiences of the older adults who are brought to live in shelter homes in Karachi, Pakistan: A qualitative study, Laila Akber Cassum, Keith Cash, Waris Qidwai Dr, and Samina Vertejee

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Maternal Health Challenges during COVID-19 and Way Forward, Muskaan Dosani, Salima Muhammad Farooq, and Shahnaz Shahid Ali

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Health care provider’s perspectives on the content and structure of a culturally tailored antenatal care programme to expectant parents and family members in Nepal, Annika Ekström, Laxmi Tamang, Christina Pedersen, Ulrika Byrskog, Edwin van Teijlingen, and Kerstin Erlandsson

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Insight into COVID-19 responses and initiatives from Pakistan, Salima Farooq, Sonia Ijaz Haider, Saima Sachwani, and Yasmin Parpio

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Mental health challenges and psycho-social interventions amid COVID-19 pandemic: A call to action for Pakistan, Salima Farooq, Saima Sachwani, Sonia Ijaz Haider, Sajid Abrar Iqbal, Yasmin Parpio, and Humera Saeed

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Implementation of simulation: A contemporary strategy to enhance clinical skills of undergraduate students in mental health nursing, Salima Farooq, Ambreen Tharani, Shamshad Begum, and Yasmin Parpio

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Assessing mobile phone access, usage, and willingness among women to receive voice message-based mobile health intervention to improve antenatal care attendance in District Thatta, Sindh, Pakistan, Anam Feroz, Naureen Akber Ali, and Sarah Saleem

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Association of smokeless tobacco use with the use of other illicit drugs in the United States, Vardhmaan Jain, Mahmoud Al Rifai, Sahar Naderi, Rubina Barolia, Sajid Iqbal, Mehrunnissa Taj, Xiaoming Jia, Anwar T. Merchant, Wilbert S. Aronow, Pamela B. Morris, and Salim S. Virani

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Reflections: Bravo Breastfeeding Mother! A COVID Positive Mother and Midwifery Instinct, Rafat Jan

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COVID-19: The New Corona Virus Upsetting Our World, Rafat Jan and Edwin van Teijlingen

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Developing and Piloting a Midwifery Audit Tool in Bangladesh’s Upazila Health Complexes (UHCs), Achiya Khatun, Mahfuja Aktar Jhumu, Sarah Gregson, and Joy Kemp

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Exploring the influence of socio-cultural factors and environmental resources on the health related quality of life of children and adolescents after congenital heart disease surgery: parental perspectives from a low middle income country, Laila Ladak, Robyn Gallagher, Babar Hasan, Khadija Awais, Ahmed Abdullah, and Janice Gullick

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Health-related quality of life in adult CHD surgical patients in a low middle-income country: A mixed-methods study, Laila Ladak, Robyn Gallagher, Babar Hasan, Khadija Awais, Ahmed Abdullah, and Janice Gullick

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Paediatric respiratory isolation: A challenge for a secondary care hospital! A service innovation project, Nadia Mohammad, Shireen Mohammad, Arjumand Sohaila, Syed Mohammad Yousuf, Adnan Khan, Rahila Meghani, Kashif Sajwani, Khalil Ahmad, Ali Faisal Saleem Dr, and Pawan Vash

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School-based interventions to promote personal and environmental hygiene practices among children in Pakistan: Protocol for a mixed methods study, Nousheen Pradhan, Waliyah Mughis, Tazeen S. Ali, Maleeha Naseem, and Rozina Karmaliani Professor

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Effectiveness of high-fidelity simulation in nursing education for end-of-life care: A quasi-experimental design, Salma Rattani, Zohra Kurji, Amina Aijaz khowaja AP, Jacqueline Maria Dias, and Anila Naz AliSher

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Struggling with long-time low uptake of modern contraceptives in Pakistan, Nasim Zahid Shah, Tazeen S. Ali, Imtiaz Jehan, and Xaher Gul

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Adolescent food insecurity in rural Sindh, Pakistan: A cross-sectional survey, Sana Sheikh, Romaina Iqbal, Rahat Qureshi, Iqbal Azam Syed, and Rubina Barolia

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What will it cost to prevent violence against women and girls in low- and middle-income countries? Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia, Sergio Torres-Rueda, Giulia Ferrari, Stacey Orangi, Regis Hitimana, Emmanuelle Daviaud, Theresa Tawiah, Rebecca Kyerewaa Dwommoh Prah, Rozina Karmaliani Professor, Eleonah Kapapa, Edwine Barasa, Rachel Jewkes, and Anna Vassall

Submissions from 2019

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Physical maltreatment and its associated factors among adolescents in Karachi, Pakistan, Maryam Pyar Ali Lakhdir, Naureen Akber Ali, Fauzia Basaria Hasnani, Salima Farooq, Yasmin Parpio, Uzma R. Khan, Iqbal Azam Syed, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Growing evidence for the impact of air pollution on depression, Naureen Akber Ali and Adeel Khoja

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Validation of the recent life changes questionnaire (RLCQ) for stress measurement among adults residing in urban communities in Pakistan, Azmina Artani, Ayeesha Kamran Kamal, Iqbal Azam Syed, Moiz Artani, Shireen Shehzad, Mehreen Saif, Fariha Afzal Khan, and Nazir Alam

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Health-related quality of life and exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in contemporary acute coronary syndrome patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Dion Candelaria, Sue Randall, Laila Ladak, and Robyn Gallagher

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Change management in health care and mental health nursing, Michelle Cleary, Sancia West, David Arthur, and Rachel Kornhaber

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Women in health academia: Power dynamics in nursing, higher education and research, Michelle Cleary, Sancia West, David Arthur, Rachel Kornhaber, and Catherine Hungerford

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Silence in violence: A curse or a goodwill, Afsheen Hirani, Nasreen Rafiq, Shyrose Sultan, Zainish Hajani, and Samreen Siraj

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Family ethnographic approach to explore the causes of suicide among married women of 20-40 years in Chitral, Khberpakhtunkhawa, Pakistan, Jafaryad Hussain, Rozina Karmaliani Professor, Rozina Somani, Kausar S. Khan Ms, and Murad M. Khan Dr.

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Exploring lived experiences of married Pakistani women post-mastectomy, Laila Hussain, Zeenatkhanu Kanji, Sharifa Bashir Lalani, Shabnam Moledina, and Abida K. Sattar

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Introducing ICM’s President – Author of Editorial December, 2019, Rafat Jan and Franka Cadee

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Higher Education in Midwifery in Pakistan: A Proposed Framework, Rafat Jan, Arusa Lakhani, and Karyn Kaufman

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Can CMWs sustain quality services and high coverage as private providers in Chitral? A three-year prospective qualitative study, Rafat Jan, Arusa Lakhani, Salma Rattani, Laila Lalji, Kiran Mubeen, and Mehtab Q. Jaffer

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Asian Midwifery in 2019, Rafat Jan and Edwin van Teijlingen

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Barriers to conducting clinical trials in developing countries, Adeel Khoja, Fizzah Kazim, and Naureen Akber Ali

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Students’ perspectives regarding clinical preceptors (CPs) in the baccalaureate undergraduate nursing programme in Karachi, Pakistan, Amina Aijaz khowaja AP and Jacqueline Maria Dias

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Improving nursing documentation via reducing the written work load, Anaiz Ahmed Khowaja and Nasreen Rafiq

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Turnover propensity among nurses in Pakistan: Overview and management, Anaiz Ahmed Khowaja, Nasreen Rafiq, Fazal Rabi, Nazia Merchant, Neelam Rafiq, and Sanam Zulfiqar

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Male Involvement in Family Planning among Squatter Settlement Residents of Karachi, Fahmida Khowaja, Mehak Pervaiz, and Naushaba Khatoon

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Health-related quality of life in congenital heart disease surgery in children and young adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Laila Ladak, Babar Hasan, Janice Gullick, and Robyn Gallagher

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Knowledge, attitude, and practice of healthcare professionals regarding family presence during resuscitation: An interventional study in a tertiary care setting, Karachi, Pakistan, Shaista Meghani, Rozina Karmaliani Professor, Shireen Shehzad, Nadeem Ullah Khan, and Nasreen Lalani

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Violence in youth, Rahim Kamruddin Merchant, Inara Rafiq, Nasreen Rafiq, Neelam Rafiq, and Anaiz Ahmed Khowaja

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Factors associated with postoperative pain among patients after cardiac surgery in the tertiary care teaching hospital of Karachi, Pakistan, Sineer Micah, Rubina Barolia, Yasmin Parpio, Santosh Kumar, and Hasanat Sharif

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Antigay "Honor" abuse: A multinational attitudinal study of collectivist- versus individualist-orientated populations in Asia and England, Michelle Lowe Michelle Lowe, Roxanne Khan Roxanne Khan, Vanlal Thanzami Vanlal Thanzami, Mahsa Barzy Mahsa Barzy, and Rozina Karmaliani Professor

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Maternal and newborn outcomes of care from community midwives in Pakistan: A retrospective analysis of routine maternity data, Kiran Mubeen, Rafat Jan, Sana Sheikh, Arusa Lakhani, and Sahib Jan Badar

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Enhancing patient well-being: Apply positive psychology in nursing practice, Farida Bibi Mughal

Psychosocial factors of deliberate self-harm in Afghanistan: A hospital based, matched case-control study, Akbar Paiman, Murad M. Khan Dr., Tazeen S. Ali, Nargis Asad, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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Psychosocial factors of deliberate self-harm in Afghanistan: A hospital based, matched case-control study, Akbar Paiman, Murad M. Khan Dr., Tazeen S. Ali, Nargis Asad, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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Caesarean Section rates in South Asian cities: Can midwifery help stem the rise?, Sulochana Dhakal Rai, Amudha Poobalan, Rafat Jan, Malin Bogren, Juliet Wood, Ganesh Dangal, Pramod Regmi, Edwin van Teijlingen, Keshar Bahadur Dhakal, Sahib Jan Badar, and Farhana Shahid

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Evaluation of an online course on e-Health in developing countries: A mixed-methods study, Afroz Sajwani, Sehrish Sajjad, Anam Feroz, Adeel Khoja, Naureen Akber, and Saleem Sayani

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A race inside the body: Decision of the fate of newborn, Shyrose Sultan, Samreen Siraj, Zainish Zafarullah Hajani, Afsheen Hirani, and Nasreen Rafiq

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Development of quality indicators for cardiac rehabilitation in Australia: A modified delphi method and pilot test, Robert Zecchin, Dion Candelaria, Cate Ferry, Laila Ladak, Dawn McIvor, Kerry Wilcox, Alexandra Bennett, Sheryl Bowen, Bridie Carr, and Sue Randall

Submissions from 2018

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Dose-response of cotton dust exposure with lung function among textile workers: MultiTex study in Karachi, Pakistan, Naureen Akber Ali, Asaad A. Nafees, Zafar Fatmi, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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Sex differences in symptoms experienced, knowledge about symptoms, symptom attribution, and perceived urgency for treatment seeking among acute coronary syndrome patients in Karachi Pakistan, Saleema Allana, Debra K. Moser, Tazeen S. Ali, and Aamir Hameed

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Sex differences in symptoms experienced, knowledge about symptoms, symptom attribution, and perceived urgency for treatment seeking among acute coronary syndrome patients in Karachi Pakistan, Saleema Allana, Debra K. Moser, Tazeen S. Ali, and Aamir Hameed

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Determinants of Inadequate Provision and Utilization of Post Abortion Care Services in Pakistan, Marina Baig and Kiran Mubeen

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Academic incivility in modern generation of nursing students, Laila Akber Cassum

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Impact of divorce on students’ life, Laila Akber Cassum

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Perceptions of nursing students of educational environment at a private undergraduate School of Nursing in Karachi, Salima Farooq, Rehana Rehman, Jacqueline Maria Dias, and Mehwish Hussain

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Comparison of undergraduate educational environment in medical and nursing program using the DREEM tool, Salima Farooq, Rehana Rehman, Mehwish Hussain, and Jacqueline Maria Dias

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Feed-forward: Paving ways for students' subsequent learning, Lubna Ghazal, Amina Aijaz khowaja AP, Yasmin Parpio, Ambreen Tharani, and Raisa B. Gul

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Experiences of the breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy at a public hospital Peshawar Pakistan, Gulzar Habibullah, Raisa Raisa, Shanaz Hussein Cassum SC, and Rehana Elahi

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Social support intervention to promote resilience and quality of life in women living in Karachi, Pakistan: a randomized controlled trial, Saima Hirani, Colleen M. Norris, K. Jessica Van Vliet, Sander Veldhuyzen Van Zanten, Rozina Karmaliani Professor, and Gerri Lasiuk

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Integration of mental health into primary healthcare: Perceptions of stakeholders in Pakistan, Syed S. Hussain, Murad M. Khan Dr., Raisa B. Gul, and Nargis Asad

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Asian Midwifery in 2018, Rafat Jan and Edwin van Teijlingen

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The intersection of school corporal punishment and associated factors: Baseline results from a randomized controlled trial in Pakistan, Hussain Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja, Rozina Karmaliani Professor, Judith McFarlane, Rozina Somani, Saleema Gulzar, Tazeen S. Ali, Zahra Shaheen Premani, Esnat D. Chirwa, and Rachel Jewkes

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Experiences of the graduates of the first baccalaureate midwifery programme in Pakistan: A descriptive exploratory study., Arusa Lakhani, Rafat Jan, Marina Baig, Kiran Mubeen, Sadia Abbas Ali, Shahnaz Shahid Ali, and Karyn Kaufman

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Depression in medical students: A worldwide psychiatric issue or much ado about nothing?, Farida Bibi Mughal

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Epidemiology of rabies in Pakistan: A review of literature, Farida Bibi Mughal and Bibi Hajira Irshad Ali

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Challenges on-the-way of nursing administration at public hospitals in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wais M. Qarani, Rafat Jan, Khwaja M. I. Saeed, and Laila Khymani

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We need higher education: Voice of nursing administration from Kabul, Afghanistan, Wais M. Qarani, Rafat Jan, Khwaja M. I. Saeed, and Laila Khymani

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Health in surroundings: Application of the theory of environment in nursing practice, Nasreen Rafiq

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Escaping from life: Suicidal behaviors, Nasreen Rafiq and Neelam Rafiq

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Nursing and #metoo, Nasreen Rafiq, Shyrose Sultan, Afsheen Hirani, Samreen Verasiya, Zainish Hajani, and Neelam Rafiq

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Routine episiotomies without consent, Komal Abdul Rahim and Nasreen Rafiq

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Influence of supportive care on chemotherapy patients' self-care behaviour and satisfaction: A pilot study conducted in Karachi, Pakistan, Salima Shams, Adnan Jabbar, Kashmira Nanji, rafat jan, and Ambreen Tharani

Submissions from 2017

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Infection control in labor and delivery room, learning from the small hospital based project, Savera Aziz Ali and Sumera Aziz Ali

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Can right to health help policy makers to address maternal mortality?: A short communication, Sumera Aziz Ali, Nadir Suhail, and Savera Aziz Ali

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Attitude towards gender roles and violence against women and girls (VAWG): Baseline findings from an RCT of 1752 youths in Pakistan, Tazeen S. Ali, Rozina Karmaliani, Judith Mcfarlane, Hussain M. A. Khuwaja, Yasmeen Somani, Esnat D. Chirwa, and Rachel Jewkes

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Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Mid-Level Providers regarding Post Abortion Care in Sindh, Pakistan, Marina Baig, Rafat Jan, Arusa Lakhani, Sadia Abbas Ali, Kiran Mubeen, Shahnaz Shahid Ali, and Farzana Adnan

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Exploring the impact of gender inequities on the promotion of cardiovascular health of women in Pakistan, Rubina Barolia, Alexander M. Clark, and Gina M. Higginbottom

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Risk factors of cardiovascular disease and its recommendations in Pakistani context., Rubina Barolia and Amber Hussain Sayani

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Creating enabling environment for student engagement: faculty practices of critical thinking., Shanaz Hussein Cassum SC and Raisa B. Gul

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Quality of life and its determinants in adult cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment in Pakistan., Parveen Chagani, Yasmin Parpio, Raisa B. Gul, and Adnan Jabbar

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Preventing peer violence against children: methods and baseline data of a cluster randomized controlled trial in Pakistan., Judith Mc Farlane, Rozina Karmaliani Professor, Hussain Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja, Saleema Gulzar, Rozina Somani, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Yasmeen Hassan Somani, Shireen Shehzad, Ryan D. Krone, Rene M. Paulson, Atta Muhammad, and Rachel Jewke

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Self-care and its predictors among patients with heart failure in Karachi, Pakistan., Ambreen Gowani, Raisa B. Gul, and Sajid H. Dhakam

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Cultural practices of rearing preterm infants: A qualitative study in a tertiary care hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, Salima Sulaiman Gulamani, Ambreen Tharani, Sharifa Bashir Lalani, and Kiran Shaikh

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Practices of faculty members regarding teaching and learning strategies in nursing education., Shams Ul Huda, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Kashmira Nanji, and Shanaz Hussein Cassum SC

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Nurse teachers’ conceptions and practices of written feedback in Karachi., Sobia Idrees, Raisa B. Gul, Ambreen tharani, and Syeda Kauser Ali

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Physical violence and its associated factors among married women in Multan, Southern Punjab, Pakistan, Shafquat Inayat, Shahina Pirani, Tazeen S. Ali, Uzma Rahim Khan, and Josefin Särnholm

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Exploring community midwives' perceptions of their work experience after deployment in the rural areas of Chitral, Pakistan., Mehtab Q. Jaffer, Rafat Jan, Karyn Kaufman, Arusa Lakhani, and Shahnaz Shahid Ali

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Developments in midwifery in Asia in 2017, Rafat Jan and Edwin van Teijlingen

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Exciting Times in South-Asian Midwifery, Rafat Jan and Edwin van Teijlingen

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Women experiences of using external breast prosthesis after mastectomy., Zohra Asif Jetha, Raisa B. Gul, and Sharifa Bashir Lalani

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Peer violence perpetration and victimization: prevalence, associated factors and pathways among 1752 sixth grade boys and girls in schools in Pakistan., Rozina Karmaliani Professor, Judith Mcfarlane, Rozina Somani, Hussain Maqbool Ahmed Khuwaja, Shireen Shehzad, Tazeen Saeed Ali, S. A. Gulzar, Yasmeen Hassan Somani, Esnat D. Chirwa, and Rachel Jewkes