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.

An introduction to Moustakas’s heuristic method

Aim This paper is intended to introduce Moustakas’s heuristic method to a wider...

Demystifying nursing research terminology: Part 2

Aim To provide an explanation of the research methodologies and strategies...

Delphi research: issues raised by a pilot study

Aim This paper will explore the issues raised by the pilot stage of a three-round...

The effects of the presence or absence of parents on interviews with children

Aim This paper discusses two independently conducted studies and argues that adult...

Involving young people as co-researchers in a photography project

Aim To reflect on involving young people as co-researchers in a photography project...

Participation in perspective: reflections from research projects

Aim This paper seeks to add to the debate regarding children as researchers by...

Practical approaches to seeking assent from children

Aim To describe and evaluate two approaches – a storyboard and a wordsearch – that...

Interviewing people about potentially sensitive topics

Aim This paper explores the challenges of interviewing people about sensitive...

Employing an ethnographic approach: key characteristics

Aim Nurses are increasingly embracing ethnography as a useful research methodology...

Measuring the patient experience

Aim This paper examines the complex issues of measuring the patient experience and...

Reflexivity in a study of family carers in home palliative care: a personal account

Aim To discuss a personal account of the role of reflexivity in a qualitative,...

Using an auto/biographical approach to investigate nurses’ learning

Aim To develop methodological discussion about an ‘auto/biographical’ approach used...

Navigating the grounded theory terrain. Part 2

Aim In this paper, the choice of classic grounded theory will be discussed and...

Applying a contemporary grounded theory methodology

Aim The aim of this paper is to discuss the application of a contemporary grounded...

Rigour and grounded theory

Aim This paper explores ways to enhance and demonstrate rigour in a grounded theory...

Responding to reviewers’ comments as part of writing for publication

Aims The aim of this paper is to provide a resource for authors to help them in...

Methodological and ethical challenges in investigating the safety of medication...

Aim The aim of this article is to highlight some of the methodological and ethical...

Assessing the effect of a complex psychosocial intervention: a methodological note on...

Aim Guidelines describing how to carry out a randomised controlled trial (RCT)...

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