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ISRN Pediatrics
Volume 2011, Article ID 460818, 8 pages
Research Article

Knowledge and Practice Gaps among Pediatric Nurses at a Tertiary Care Hospital Karachi Pakistan

1School of Nursing, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
2Nursing Practice, Division of Nursing Services, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
3Division of Global Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Received 12 January 2011; Accepted 24 February 2011

Academic Editors: C. D. Berkowitz and J. Gonzalez de Dios

Copyright © 2011 Rozina Roshan Essani and Tazeen Saeed Ali. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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