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.

Vignettes to assess healthcare staff perceptions of risk

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS), now in its sixth decade, has seen rapid...

Concept analysis as a method of inquiry

Mathieson, in the editorial of the first issue of Nurse Researcher, said that one...

Understanding Practitioner Ethnography

The primary intention of this paper is to describe a qualitative research method,...

Qualitative meta-synthesis: a guide for the novice

An ancient Buddhist parable details the attempts of several blind men to describe...

Guidelines for reporting descriptive statistics in health research

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

Computer-assisted software transcription of qualitative interviews

Interviews are one of the most familiar qualitative research strategies employed to...

The use of photography as a qualitative research tool

The use of photographs as a research method has fluctuated over the last century....

Portable MP3 players: innovative devices for recording qualitative interviews

Qualitative interviewing is a method of data collection that is widely used in...

Using cluster analysis to explore survey data

According to Beckstead (2002), ‘cluster analysis is a generic name for a wide...

Analyses approach: exploring the effect of emergency department interventions on...

This article describes an exploratory analysis approach to studying processes in an...

Conference presentations: developing nursing knowledge by disseminating research...

Conference presentations provide an ideal opportunity for nurses to convey and...

Visions of evidence-based nursing practice

Evidence-based practice (EBP) has gained increasing prominence in health care in...

Practitioner to researcher: reflections on the journey

Cara J Bailey is embarking on a study of end-of-life issues in an emergency...

Experiences of a novice researcher

Karen Clancy, a nurse consultant but a novice researcher, reflects on her study of...

Insider ethnography: tinker, tailor, researcher or spy?

Maxine Simmons reflects on her experiences as an ‘insider’ ethnographer – a senior...

The supervisor-student relationship in developing methodology

In this article, Carmel Seibold explores the unique relationship between supervisor...

Interviewing women: using reflection to improve practice

Caryl Skene uses a model of reflection to revisit her experience as a novice...

Older adults’ participation in research

Research with older adults involves unique challenges, says US-based researcher...

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