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.

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...

Questioning the efficacy of ‘gold’ open access to published articles

Aim To question the efficacy of ‘gold’ open access to published articles. Background Open...

Using a mixed-methods design to examine nurse practitioner integration in British...

Aim To discuss and provide examples of how mixed-methods research was used to...

An introduction to unique adequacy

Aim To introduce nurse and healthcare researchers to the ethnomethodological (EM)...

Transforming the findings of narrative research into poetry

Aim To offer dramatic poetry as representing findings from narrative research that...

Using unstructured diaries for primary data collection

Aim To give a reflective account of using unstructured handwritten diaries as a...

Perils and pitfalls for clinicians embarking on qualitative research in physiotherapy

Aim To consider the pros and cons of focus groups versus interviews for studies...

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