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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Reflections on developing a conceptual framework to support a constructivist grounded theory study on compassion in nursing

Reflections on developing a conceptual framework to support a constructivist grounded...

Background Developing a conceptual framework to underpin the design of qualitative research...

A literature review to guide novice researchers using Q methodology in the development of a framework for concourse management

A literature review to guide novice researchers using Q methodology in the development...

Background For novice Q methodology researchers, the development of the concourse is...

Using STML as a theoretical model for a qualitative case study

Using STML as a theoretical model for a qualitative case study

Background Selecting and applying an appropriate theoretical model is essential in research...

Implications for nursing and healthcare research of the general data protection regulation and retrospective reviews of patients’ data

Implications for nursing and healthcare research of the general data protection...

Background The European Union’s general data protection regulation (GDPR) came into effect...

Philosophy and quality? TAPUPASM as an approach to rigour in critical realist research

Philosophy and quality? TAPUPASM as an approach to rigour in critical realist research

Background Philosophical principles should guide how research is designed, conducted and...

Research

The challenges of researching drug-related emergency department presentations using...

Background Health research through review of medical charts is a useful way to understand...

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 2

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 2

Background A fundamental decision when planning a study is the selection of the most...

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 1

Understanding, choosing and applying grounded theory: part 1

Background Grounded theory is one of the most widely used qualitative research methodologies...

Comprehensive evaluation of interventions: eight vital parameters

Comprehensive evaluation of interventions: eight vital parameters

Background It is critically important to determine the effectiveness of an intervention...

A step-by-step approach to developing scales for survey research

A step-by-step approach to developing scales for survey research

Background While questionnaires and scales are some of the simplest methods of collecting...

Application of meta-summary to derive a measurement instrument

Application of meta-summary to derive a measurement instrument from the literature: a...

Background Measurement tools are a common method to collect data in observational and survey...

Can virtual learning environments be used as research platforms?

Can virtual learning environments be used as research platforms?

Background Many higher education institutions use virtual learning environments (VLEs), with...

Practical impressions of interpretative phenomenological analysis from the novice’s...

Background Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is an approach to qualitative...

A review of the non-equivalent control group post-test-only design

Background Quantitative research designs are broadly classified as either experimental or...

Screaming silences: lessons from the application of a new research framework

Background The Silences Framework ( Serrant-Green 2011 ) originated from research exploring...

Using the framework approach to analyse qualitative data: a worked example

Background Data management and analysis are crucial stages in research, particularly...

Giving voice to adults with intellectual disabilities and experience of mental ill-...

Background Mental ill-health is more prevalent among adults with intellectual disabilities (...

A systematic review of structural equation modelling in nursing research

Background A growing number of nursing studies have used structural equation modelling (SEM...

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