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.

Reflections of a black African insider researcher

Background There is a growing body of literature providing reflective accounts and critical...

The use of the Medical Research Council framework in the study of complex interventions...

Background Nursing care addresses several complex interventions and international research...

Recruiting and engaging African-American men in health research

Background Improving the health of black and minority ethnic (BME) men in the US continues...

Disseminating research information through Facebook and Twitter (DRIFT): presenting an...

The internet and social media have become a large part of everyday life for many people...

Using diaries to collect data in phenomenological research

Background Collecting data in phenomenological research can be difficult and an often under-...

Core story creation: analysing narratives to construct stories for learning

Background Educational research uses narrative enquiry to gain and interpret people’s...

A nurse researcher’s guide to reflexive interviewing

Background In a wider doctoral study related to unfavourable experiences of nursing students...

Use of pragmatism to explore women’s experiences of traumatic brain injury: a...

Background Although more men than women sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI),...

Introduction to positivism, interpretivism and critical theory

Background There are three commonly known philosophical research paradigms used to guide...

The search for understanding: the role of paradigms

Background Kuhn’s ( 1962 ) acknowledgement of a paradigm as a way that scientists make sense...

Making sense of concept analysis

Background Concept analysis is frequently the first step novice nurse researchers take when...

Using Colaizzi’s method of data analysis to explore the experiences of nurse academics...

Background Phenomenology is a useful methodological approach in qualitative nursing research...

Social media as a recruitment strategy: using Twitter to explore young people’s mental...

Background The development of a recruitment strategy requires nurse researchers to consider...

A framework for an asset-informed approach to service mapping

Background Asset-informed approaches are increasingly emphasised in public health, but...

Maximising nurses’ and midwives’ response rates to surveys

Background Low response rates to surveys have been a long-standing issue in research. This...

The use of phenomenology in mental health nursing research

Background Historically, mental health research has been strongly influenced by the...

The use of van Kaam’s psychophenomenological method to interpret the meaning of...

Background Phenomenology is a suitable method for investigating people’s experiences and van...

Emotion work in qualitative research: interviewing parents about neonatal care

Background ‘Emotion work’ is a term used to describe the emotional responses that may arise...

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