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.

Leading and co-ordinating a multi-nurse researcher project

Leading and co-ordinating a research project is a complex undertaking involving...

The evidence for nursing interventions in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

In this paper, Patriek Mistiaen, Else Poot, Sophie Hickox, and Cordula Wagner...

Using different designs in wound healing research

Wounds are a common clinical problem, cared for in most, if not all, clinical...

Hermeneutics: an exploration

This article represents months of reading, which initially began in an effort to...

From research topic to research question: a challenging process

Developing a research question is a difficult and challenging step in the research...

Phenomenology: to wonder and search for meanings

Simone de Beauvoir, who was Jean-Paul Sartre’s long-time companion, lover and...

Data collecting in grounded theory - some practical issues

In July 2000, I (KD) commenced part-time PhD studies, using grounded theory...

Using a reflective diary to develop bracketing skills during a phenomenological...

Phenomenology has become an increasingly popular research approach within nursing...

Using randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to test service interventions: issues of...

The commissioning of healthcare services is increasingly linked to the availability...

The evaluation of multimedia learning packages in the education of health professionals...

The last 20 years have seen rapid technological developments within the field of...

Using a computer to perform statistical analysis

In this article, using the clinical research question: ‘what factors seem to...

Research in response to local need

In entering the higher education arena, nursing and midwifery has had to contend...

Case study: Design? Method? Or comprehensive strategy?

As the case study approach gains popularity in nursing research, questions arise...

Grounded theory in nursing research: Part 2 – Critique

In the first article in this series (McCann and Clark 2003), the methodological...

Grounded theory in nursing research: Part 3 — Application

In the first article in this series, the methodological characteristics of grounded...

The use of grounded theory to study interaction

In this paper Hanna Maijala, Eija Paavilainen and Päivi Åstedt-Kurki examine the...

Grounded theory in nursing research: Part 1 – Methodology

The epistemological underpinnings of grounded theory make it valuable in the study...

The ‘invisible’ nursing RAE 2001 — an analysis

In the United Kingdom the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is a major method of...

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