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.

Development of a self-rating scale of self-directed learning

In order to realise their full potential as learners, it is essential that students...

Focus groups in nursing research: an appropriate method or the latest fad?

The use of focus groups as a method of nursing research has increased substantially...

Interviewing people with terminal illness: practical and ethical issues

The material gathered can provide valuable insight but interviewing those in the...

How expert are the experts? An exploration of the concept of ‘expert’ within Delphi...

The use of the term ‘expert’ occurs widely in healthcare research, in the context...

Using and understanding factor analysis: the Brief Pain Inventory

Factor analysis is useful for examining relationships among large numbers of...

Qualitative interviewing: encountering ethical issues and challenges

This article, in which Amanda Clarke recounts her own experiences as a novice...

Experiencing nursing education research: narrative inquiry and interpretive...

Narrative inquiry is emerging from higher education curriculum studies into nursing, and...

Revisiting case study as a nursing research design

Case study research provides nurses with a form of inquiry that is holistic and...

Exploration of nurses’ information environment

Elaine Ballard’s article focuses on health informatics, a field which has developed...

Presenting research to clinicians: strategies for writing about research findings

Research is of little value to clinical practice if the findings are not...

Health of immigrant Hispanic families: narrative and phenomenological hermeneutics

A research project was designed to look at health issues relating to Hispanic...

Building trust between the older adults and researchers in qualitative inquiry

Research studies can flounder if a state of trust has not been established between...

Fears, worries and experiences of first-year pre-registration nursing students: a...

What do nursing students worry about as they set off on their journey towards...

Issues in phenomenological nursing research: the combined use of pain diaries and...

Kathryn Clarke and Ron Iphofen describe how combining two methods – diaries and...

Approaches to reflexivity in qualitative research

The term ‘reflexivity’, as it applies to nursing, is poorly described and elusive....

Choosing an appropriate method of data collection

In this paper Dympna Casey gives a personal account of the factors affecting her...

Patient confidentiality, clinical data and NHS research – a researcher’s guide

More stringent research governance in the NHS has led to an increased focus on the...

Non-participant observation: using video tapes to collect data in nursing research

Observation is a highly valued and effective research method, as well as being an...

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