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.

Why undertake a clinical academic internship? A novice researcher’s reflection

Research internships offer nurses insight and exposure to a wealth of research

Narrative research methods with vulnerable people: sharing insights

Producing well-told narratives can transform practice

Innovations in dissemination: research participants sharing stories at a conference

Involving research participants can provide unique perspectives, but needs careful planning

Is Facebook a viable recruitment tool?

Background Effective participant recruitment strategies are crucial to the success of...

Using storylines for bilingual dissemination of a grounded theory

Disseminating findings through a storyline written in the local language

Decision-tables for inferential statistical tests in comparative and correlation studies

Structured decision-tables can help in choosing which statistical tests to use

Strategies for balancing internal and external validity in evaluations of interventions

Review of strategies in an evaluation of a cognitive-behavioural intervention for insomnia

Implementing the actor-partner interdependence model for dyadic data analysis

This article may help to create a more consistent framework for nurse researchers

Memory in narratives and stories: implications for nursing research

The meanings underpinning memories are central to qualitative enquiry and are to be valued

Temporality and existential mood in Heideggerian phenomenology

Background The philosophical perspective of a research methodology should explicitly...

Using literary folkloristic method to understand why people refuse medical interventions

Healthcare providers should account for the viewpoints of those directly affected

Current practice in qualitative end of life research with the bereaved

A focused mapping approach of the recruitment to studies of grieving and bereaved people

Methodological considerations when using ethnography to explore home care

Background Ethnography has been widely and successfully used in nursing and healthcare...

Developing sustainable nursing and allied health professional research capacity

Helping nurses to be more confident in supporting others to develop their research skills

Evaluating participation in research by parents of children with life-limiting illnesses

The importance of assessing the burdens and benefits of parents' participation

Postpositivist critical realism: philosophy, methodology and method for nursing research

An overview of Bhaskar’s critical realism and its methods

Online forums for data collection: ethical challenges of study of views of birth plans

Ethical considerations of collecting women's views through online forums

Potential challenges of using narrative inquiry with at-risk young people

An overview of the challenges when conducting narrative research with at-risk young people