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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.

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...

Preparing direct care nurses to function as research coordinators in a heart failure...

Background Nurses interviewed heart failure patients admitted to two rural hospitals, to...

Using videoed workshops in interdisciplinary research with people who have disabilities

Background Internationally, interdisciplinary research is advocated in healthcare. Such...

Aide-memoire diaries in longitudinal research

Background Diaries can be used as contemporaneous tools for gathering data, frequently in...

A novice researcher’s reflection on recruiting participants for qualitative research

Background This paper is a reflection by a PhD candidate on her qualitative study involving...

When study participants are vulnerable: getting and keeping the right team

Background Research assistants (RAs) are critical members of all research teams. When a...

Consulting with children, parents and a teacher to shape a qualitative study

Background Patient and public involvement is an emerging element of contemporary research...

Nurses as participants in research: an evaluation of recruitment techniques

Background Recruitment and retention of participants, as well as response rates, can be...

Crowdfunding: an innovative way to fund your project

Background Getting research funded is extremely difficult, with research councils rejecting...

Challenges in accessing and interviewing participants with severe mental illness

Background Interviews are widely used in qualitative research to collect data. However,...

Technology-enhanced focus groups as a component of instrument development

Background Bullying is a critical public health problem and a screening tool for use in...

Psychometric testing of inventory of beliefs and attitudes on domestic violence

Background Domestic violence (DV) is an international public health issue associated with...

Considerations when conducting e-Delphi research: a case study

Background E-Delphi is a way to access a geographically dispersed group of experts. It is...

Shared worlds: multi-sited ethnography and nursing research

Background Ethnography, originally developed for the study of supposedly small-scale...

Reflecting on the learning opportunities of presenting at a conference

Background Research productivity is a major indicator of higher educational institutions’ (...

An introduction to the origins, history and principles of ethnography

Background Ethnography is embedded in the history of research and has been considered a...
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A beginner’s guide to ethnographic observation in nursing research

Background Observation is mentioned in most ethnographic textbooks, but specific details...

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