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  1. The efficacy of cold-gel packing for relieving episiotomy pain - a quasi-randomised control trial.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):26 (2015) PMID 26058405

    This study evaluated the effectiveness of cold-gel packing on episiotomy pain among postpartum women who had normal spontaneous deliveries. A quasi-randomised control trial was conducted in a maternity ward of a regional teaching hospital in northern Taiwan. Seventy postpartum women were recruit...
  2. Status of nurse staffing and nursing care delivery in Pudong, Shanghai.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):104 (2015) PMID 26045059

    To evaluate nurse staffing levels and nursing care delivery in adult general medical or surgical wards of hospitals in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. Rapid economic development and improved Chinese living standards have spurred increased demands for high-quality health care. Thus, the q...
  3. Mental health recovery: lived experience of consumers, carers and nurses.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):1 (2015) PMID 26041103

    Background Mental health recovery is a prominent topic of discussion in the global mental health settings. The concept of mental health recovery brought about a major shift in the traditional philosophical views of many mental health systems. Aim The purpose of this article is to outline the res...
  4. Workplace incivility: a concept analysis.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):115 (2015) PMID 26213258

    This study aimed to describe the meaning of the concept 'workplace incivility' and promote consistency in its application in nursing research and practice. The methodology introduced by Walker and Avant was used to analyze this concept. A total number of 50 studies that had essentially addressed...
  5. Patients' experiences of adapting to multiple sclerosis: a qualitative study.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):36 (2015) PMID 26213256

    Unpleasant, unpredictable symptoms, difficult treatment regimes, and uncertainty about the future of Multiple Sclerosis require the patients to adapt to new life changes and restrictions. This study aimed to explore patients' experiences of adapting to Multiple Sclerosis. A qualitative content a...
  6. Being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI): sources of support for young women.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):50 (2015) PMID 26145717

    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are prevalent throughout the world with the rate of these infections increasing on a daily basis. STI acquisition has the ability to cause personal adversity and elicit feelings of stigma and shame. The aim of this paper is to report on the sources of suppo...
  7. Two male nurses' experiences of caring for female patients after intimate partner violence: a South African perspective.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):94 (2015) PMID 26057911

    South Africa is perceived to be one of the countries with the worst reputation regarding the occurrence of intimate partner violence. The women who suffer from serious physical injuries are admitted to emergency care units and their first contact with health care is through the nurses in these u...
  8. Designing a medical records review tool: an instructional guide.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):72 (2015) PMID 26058444

    Medical Records Reviews (MRR) are commonly used in research and quality activities in health care, however, there is a paucity of literature offering a step by step guide to devising a reliable, user-friendly tool. This instructional paper focuses on the stages used to design and implement succe...
  9. From margins to centre: an oral history of the wartime experience of Iranian nurses in the Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):14 (2015) PMID 26061256

    The extensive nature of the Iraq-Iran war converted to a human tragedy with large casualties; it has affected nursing discipline dramatically. To analyse the history of the wartime experience of Iranian nurses in Iran-Iraq War. The current study was conducted with oral history. The study sample ...
  10. The impact of psychological empowerment and organisational commitment on Chinese nurses' job satisfaction.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):80 (2015) PMID 26060889

    Research findings have shown that job satisfaction of Chinese nurses is at a low level. Limited studies have focused on the impact of psychological empowerment and organisational commitment on job satisfaction of Chinese nurses. The aim of this study is to describe job satisfaction, psychologica...