Clinical

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.

A guide to discourse analysis

Discourse analysis (DA) is becoming an increasingly popular research strategy for...

Methodological challenges of researching in the care home sector

There is a developing body of research about minority ethnic elders in the UK (...

Evidence-based nursing practice: what US nurse executives really think

Health care is undergoing rapid changes, and outcomes drive processes. While the...

Establishing truthfulness, consistency and transferability

Public anxiety is aroused when the term ‘psychopath’ appears in the media,...

Conference presentations: a guide to writing the abstract

Conference presentations have been acknowledged as a potentially effective strategy...

Doing things differently: advantages and disadvantages of web questionnaires

The use of questionnaires as a method of data collection in research is well...

Clinical and research databases in healthcare research

This paper reports on the experiences of two nurse researchers sampling from...

Sampling rare populations

There has long been an acceptance among academics and policy-makers that rare...

Quantitative and qualitative research data and their relevance to policy and practice

Crotty (2003) suggests that when taking into account human knowledge and the status...

The under-used resource of historical research

A Complete System of Nursing (Ashdown 1934) describes the strongly held view of the...

Why do nursing students who consider leaving stay on their courses?

Nurse education has changed radically since its inception. The changes reflect a...

‘Dipping our toes in the research pool’: novice researchers in a collaborative project

Research capacity has been described as ‘a general term for a process of individual...

A descriptive analysis of the non-urgent use of emergency departments

Access to health care is a major concern of consumers, healthcare providers and...

Research method issue: recruiting and retaining subjects in a research study

This study derives from a larger study examining the association between mental...

Records management guidance and its implications for research

This paper discusses the Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Department of...

Snakes and ladders: reflections of a novice researcher

While I was completing the project described here, I spent considerable time...

Guidelines for reporting descriptive statistics in health research

There is mounting evidence that the quality of reporting results of medical and...

The development and validation of a bullying inventory for the nursing workplace

Over the last decade, there has been growing recognition that bullying is a...

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