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.

Hermeneutic inquiry: insights into the process of interviewing

Interviewing is a popular research method, closely associated with hermeneutic...

Planning and conducting focus group research with nurses

Focus groups are increasingly popular in nursing research. However, proper care and...

Member checking and Heideggerian phenomenology: a redundant component

Although member-checking has long been accepted as the gold standard in...

Phenomenological approaches: challenges and choices

Phenomenology is a recognised approach for investigating experiences in health...

Graphics for dissemination of meta-analyses to staff nurses

Meta-analytic findings can be useful to nurses seeking research results to guide...

Exploring the effect of conducting sensitive research

The term ‘sensitive research’ has become recognised in health and social care...

Introducing a new model of emergency department-based mental health care

This article highlights the importance of the three-phase process used to develop...

Deciding on a mixed-methods design in a doctoral study

Research in social science, including nursing, can be broadly split into two main...

Ethical challenges in qualitative research: examples from practice

This article examines the many ethical challenges that are specific to qualitative...

Developing Q-methodology to explore staff views toward the use of technology in nurse...

Technology in education is moving quickly in terms of the hardware and software...

Issues and considerations when researching sensitive issues with men: examples from a...

This article highlights some ethical considerations and practicalities that arose...

Choosing between Glaser and Strauss: an example

Choosing between Glaserian and Straussian grounded theory when selecting a...

Practical strategies to avoid the pitfalls in grounded theory research

How can grounded theory researchers develop integrated conceptual analysis? In this...

Classic grounded theory: a framework for contemporary application

While undertaking a qualitative exploration of the role of lecturers in helping...

The role and place of knowledge and literature in grounded theory

Grounded theory has existed for more than 40 years and has proved a successful and...

Participant overexposure and the role of researcher judgement

Ethical conduct discussion often focuses on decisions made before and during the...

Exploring how Heideggerian philosophy underpins phenomenolgical research

This paper demonstrates the methodological implications of using Heideggerian...

Development of a violence tool in the emergency hospital setting

Violence against nurses is an on-going issue in healthcare settings, and is...

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