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.

Snakes and ladders: reflections of a novice researcher

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

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...

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...

From conference presentation to journal publication: a guide

Conference presentations are a way to encourage nurses to disseminate their...

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...

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...

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....

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