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.

Using circular questions as a tool in qualitative research

Background Circular questions are used within systematic family therapy as a tool...

Narrative analysis: how students learn from stories of practice

Aim To describe and recommend a variety of data analysis methods when engaging in...

Researcher perspectives from a study of women’s experiences of breastfeeding

Background Diaries are growing in popularity in healthcare, and are useful for...

Application of summative content analysis to a postal questionnaire

Background Content analysis of replies to closed questions in questionnaires can be...

Using storyboards in participatory research

Aim To draw on the authors’ experience of research conducted with vulnerable young...

Influence of communal and private folklore on bringing meaning to the experience of...

Aim To provide an overview of the relevance and strengths of using the literary...

Child and adolescent mental health nursing seen through a social constructionist lens

Aim To discuss the theoretical framework of social constructivism and justify its...

Conceptual frameworks and terminology in doctoral nursing research

Aim To define conceptual frameworks and their inherent dichotomies, and integrate...

Ethnonursing and the ethnographic approach in nursing

Aim To present a critical methodological review of the ethnonursing research method...

Selecting a measure for assessing secondary trauma in nurses

Aim To summarise the usefulness of available psychometric tools in assessing...

The value of artefacts in stimulated-recall interviews

Aim To assess the use of artefacts in semi-structured, stimulated-recall interviews...

The BLEED pilot study: determining the usability of a medical device before the...

Aim To discuss the methods of a study which will aim to determine the usability of...

Using mixed methods when researching communities

Aim To argue for the use of mixed methods when researching communities.

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Strategies to enhance recruitment of rural-dwelling older people into community-based...

Aim To describe strategies that can enhance the recruitment of rural-dwelling older...

Legal, ethical and practical considerations in research involving nurses with dyslexia

Aim To discuss the legal, ethical and practical considerations in UK studies...

Is ‘Dear colleague’ enough? Improving response rates in surveys of healthcare...

Aim To explain a strategy to improve response rates from healthcare professionals...

Differentiating between descriptive and interpretive phenomenological research...

Aim To provide insight into how descriptive and interpretive phenomenological...

Originality and the PhD: what is it and how can it be demonstrated?

Aim To explore the concept of originality in doctoral research and outline ways in which...

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