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.

The value of artefacts in stimulated-recall interviews

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

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)...

Differentiating between descriptive and interpretive phenomenological research...

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

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...

Levels of reduction in van Manen’s phenomenological hermeneutic method: an empirical...

Aim To describe reduction as a method using van Manen’s phenomenological...

The multiple imputation method: a case study involving secondary data analysis

Aim To illustrate with the example of a secondary data analysis study the use of...

Qualitative case study data analysis: an example from practice

Aim To illustrate an approach to data analysis in qualitative case study...

Transforming the findings of narrative research into poetry

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

Bracketing as a skill in conducting unstructured qualitative interviews

Aim To provide an overview of bracketing as a skill in unstructured qualitative...

Ethical issues when involving people newly diagnosed with dementia in research

Aim To discuss the methodological and ethical review challenges encountered by...

Choosing phenomenology as a guiding philosophy for nursing research

Aim To provide an overview of important methodological considerations that nurse...

Using extant literature in a grounded theory study: a personal account

Aim To provide a personal account of the factors in a doctoral study that led to...

van Manen’s method and reduction in a phenomenological hermeneutic study

Aim To describe van Manen’s method and concept of reduction in a study that used a...

Use of Skype in interviews: the impact of the medium in a study of mental health nurses

Aim To discuss the use of Skype as a medium for undertaking semi-structured...

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