Workshop on
Nursing Management of Cardio-thoracic and Vascular Surgeries from April 2-9, 2003

The overall purpose of the workshop is to update and improve upon the knowledge and skills of nurse practitioners of various levels concerning bio-technical advancement and challenges in the area of cardio-thoracic and vascular surgeries.


Policy & Position Statement > Rights of Children :
Policy > Strikes - Nursing Identity
Position Statement > Rights of Children - Safeguarding Environment - Substance Abuse/ Drug Abuse - Baby - Friendly Hospital Initiative - Nursing Education - HIV/AIDS - Population Stabilization - Disaster Preparedness - Women’s Health and Development - Nurses’ Role in Planning and Policy Making - Nurses’ Role in Care of the Elderly - Human Rights - Gender Management System - Safeguarding The Health Of Young People

Rights of Children

The Trained Nurses’ Association of India endorses the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1979), and feels that Nurses have an important role to play in activities related to the various aspects of protecting and promoting the principles set forth in the Declaration in Collaboration with Government, voluntary organisations and agencies working towards the welfare of children. The four main areas of children’s rights relate to their survival, development, protection and participation. A brief description of each area is given below:

Survival: Access to health care services (such as immunization and oral dehydration therapy), and to an adequate standard of living (including food, clean water, and a place to live). In addition, the child has the right to a name and a nationality.

Development: To allow every individual child the opportunity to develop to his or her potential, and to recognise a child’s rights to education, to rest and leisure, and to engage in cultural activities. (As per UN Convention 1989).

Protection: To provide protection for children in a wide range of circumstances- coping with mental or physical handicap; parentlessness, and those separated from their parents; economic, sexual and other forms of child exploitation; and the rights of children in times of armed conflict and of children who are in trouble with the law.

Participation: To protect the child’s right to freedom of expression and information, their participation by parents by giving due weightage to the views of children, in accordance with their age and maturity, and to raise them to be able to play an active role in the society at large.

The TNAI, through its infrastructure of Branches all over the country, can work towards, and carry out the under mentioned activities in this regard:

  • Protecting children from physical or mental harm and neglect, including all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation;
  • Protecting children from economic exploitation and work that may interfere with education or be harmful to health and well -being;
  • Providing special treatment, care and education to children with disabilities;
  • Providing free and compulsory Primary Education, discipline and respect for child’s dignity to prepare the child for life in a spirit of understanding, peace and tolerance.
  • Providing the children with time to rest and play and equal opportunities for cultural and artistic activities.
  • Advancing family health and welfare so that family unit is the place where children are wanted, protected, and cared for so that they grow up in health and dignity.
  • Providing equitable distribution of goods and services so that all children have adequate nutrition, housing, education and health care.
  • Fostering the delivery of primary health care services with emphasis on the prevention of disease and disability.
  • Enhancing means of protection and care for those with special needs such as orphans, neglected and refugee children

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