Retracted: Attitudes on intimate touch during nursing care in China



This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Retraction: ‘Attitudes on intimate touch during nursing care in China’ by Nan Lu, Xiaoyan Gao and Shuang Zhang Volume 23, Issue 3, Article first published online: June 2017


Although intimate touch is essential to nursing practice, few studies have investigated patients' wishes and how nurses should perform in preserving patient privacy in China. A maximum-variation sample of 18 adults was selected, and semistructured interviews were conducted in two focus groups. Interviews were recorded and transcribed, and thematic analysis was performed. Five themes emerged from the interviews. These findings suggest that nurses should pay more attention to the patient's attitudes, needs and wishes.