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A Study on Job Stress among Nurses in a Selected Medical College Hospital

 In the present scenario there are many fields and professions which are expanding day by day. Among the professions some are considered very relaxed and some are stressful.  Nursing is a profession which needs lots of personal commitment and time, due to the nature of the profession. Their main task is to take care and provide services to the sick, hence it is important that they should be free from stress.  In the present work a cross sectional descriptive study design was adopted for the study to assess the job stress among nurses in the Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, Mangalore. A total of 90 nursing staff were covered as samples from Yenepoya Medical College Hospital selected through purposive sampling technique.  Questionnaire method was used to collect the data.  The study revealed that the majority, 80% of them have moderate level of stress.  The level of stress is significantly associated with  age,  children  and  working  department.  Effective  occupational  stress management techniques may be imparted to control the job stress and improving coping at work. 

Assessment of Excess Lifetime Cancer Risk in an Endosulfan Spread Area, Kasaragod

Present study is an attempt to assess the radioactivity level and thereby obtaining the radiological parameters in and around the Rajapuram cashew plantation, an endosulfan spread area, Kasaragod in order to understand the associated health risk to the residents of the area.  The external gamma radiation  survey  has  been  carried  out  using  a  sensitive  portable  plastic scintillometer (UR-705).  The radiological parameters viz. absorbed dose rate (D), annual effective dose rate (indoor & outdoor), and excess lifetime cancer risk (ELCR) were calculated, compared with the reported values elsewhere and possible conclusions are drawn.  The values of radiological parameters are well within the permissible limits except the annual effective dose rate (indoor). The study clearly indicates that,  the potential carcinogenic effects and the probability of occurrence of cancer to the inhabitance due to gamma radiation exposure is insignificant.  The results of these systematic investigations are presented and discussed in detail in the manuscript. 

The Need and Importance of Parenting Education

Parents are the most responsible persons in the upbringing of the children.  Positive parenting  supports  a child  to  become good  person and citizen. We always think seriously about the value-based education, formation and  training  given  to  the  children  to  be  effective  citizens  of  the  society. However, we think less of the formation and education given to the parents who have to mould the behaviour and character of the children. In the modern society where the challenges to family life are more, where the parents struggle to meet the expectations of the children, a parent should be equipped to handle the responsibility of parenting with proper knowledge, attitude, aptitude and skills. If so, parents need proper training and education. Mixed methodology is used for the study. The result of this study shows that majority of the parents do not have any orientation or training in preparation to their marital life or parental responsibility. Hence, the study comes out with the most important suggestion  of need  and importance  of parenting education in  the  modern society. 

Human Rights of Sex Workers with Special Reference to Amnesty International Policy

 Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. (United Nations Human Rights, 2020). Sex workers’ rights encompass a variety of aims being pursued globally by individuals and organizations that specifically involve the human health, and labour of sex workers and their clients. This study draws upon the experience of sex workers in the field of “sex work as a job”  and  their  understanding about Human Rights with  reference  to Amnesty International Policy. This case study tries to understand multiple and interjecting forms of  discrimination and exclusion faced by sex workers, their views about “sex work” as job, their understanding of their rights to leave the job when they choose to, their perception on the need of decriminalizing sex work and  the accessibility of sex workers with respect to judicial system and health care. The study was conducted in Trivandrum District, Kerala. The study reveals that sex workers are extremely harassed in the society and policies relating  to human rights of sex  workers  exist  but the implementation  and knowledge about it is low. 

A Study on Financial Literacy among the College Students with Special Reference to Puttur Taluk

Financial literacy is increasingly important as it has become essential that individuals acquire the skills to be able to survive in the modern society and cope with the increasing diversity and complexity of financial product and services. Financial literacy  is  the education and  understanding of various financial areas including topics related to managing personal finance, money and investing. Financial literacy helps individuals become self-sufficient so that they  can  achieve financial  stability. Financial institutions, the student loan community, financial professionals and educators, and others have identified personal financial management education as a priority. This study examines the need for financial literacy programmes on college campus, and current students’ desires for these programs. The education and experience can have significant impact  on  the financial literacy  of  both  men  and women.  This paper seeks to examine the level of financial literacy among the students and analyze the saving habits influencing on their investment decisions. Both primary and secondary data has been used in this study. Convenient sampling  method is  used  in collecting  the  data and  this study surveys 30 college students belonging to Puttur area to examine their personal financial literacy. An attempt has also been made through this paper to understand the importance of financial literacy program and its importance in the curriculum.