International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Table of Content: September 2011; 3(9)

September 2011

Task analysis: An evidence-based methodology for strengthening education and training of nurses and midwives in Liberia

  Liberia suffers from high maternal, infant and child mortality. In response, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare prioritized a basic package of health services in 2007. Ensuring health workers are competent to deliver these services is crucial for safe and effective health care. A task analysis survey of health workers was conducted to determine how often recently graduated health workers perform tasks...

Author(s): Annamma Udaya, Marion Subah, Mary Drake, Crystal Ng and Peter Johnson

September 2011

The perceptions of visitors at acute care units in two private hospitals in Gauteng, South Africa regarding the image of nurses and nursing

  The aim of this study was to determine and describe the perception that visitors to acute care units have, regarding the image of nurses and nursing and to make appropriate recommendations to raise the profile of nurses and to encourage more respect for the profession.  The public’s image of nurses is tarnished by newspaper reports on poor patient care. A questionnaire was used to collect data from...

Author(s): Alida van Tonder and Neltjie C. van Wyk

September 2011

The nuclear patient “risk or no risk” guidelines for haemodialysis

  Humans are all exposed to many different forms of radiation - radio waves, microwaves, ultraviolet, X-rays, etc. The form of radiation involved in Nuclear Medicine is called ionising radiation. This article will provide advice to haemodialysis staff that may have to carry out dialysis on patients who have received ionising radiation as part of a medical investigation. All patients who are referred to the...

Author(s): Frank Kelly, Aidan O’Connor, Michelle McQuaid, Michael Casey and Alan Watson

September 2011

Patients’ perceptions of quality nursing care in a Chinese hospital

  The purpose of this study is to explore patients’ perceptions of quality nursing care. Under the changing health care environment, more emphasis is placed on patient-cantered care. To meet patients’ needs and expectations, patients’ perceptions of quality nursing care must be given more concern 440 patients (purposive sample) in 18 inpatient nursing units in a China hospital were selected....

Author(s): Shi H. Zhao and Thitinut Akkadechanunt

September 2011

Women living with obstetric fistula and nurses’ role in preventive measures

  Obstetric fistula is a devastating and preventable tragedy that primarily affects young, poor women who lack the means to access quality maternal care. Women living with fistula are constantly wet from the leaking of urine and often experience genital ulceration, infections and a humiliating odor. About 20% of women with fistula also develop unilateral or bilateral foot drop that limits their day-to-day...

Author(s): Devkumari Shrestha Rai