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.

Narrative and narrative enquiry in health and social sciences

Increasingly, narrative and life story are being used in health and social sciences...

Protecting the rights of individuals in collaborative research

Collaborative research provides numerous benefits, such as the contribution of...

Making research supervision work for you

Doctoral students face a number of challenges during research. Guidance and support...

Reflections on preparing a poster for an RCN conference

The acceptance letter for the RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference...

Constructing vignettes to investigate anger in multiple sclerosis

The physical effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) mean participating in research...

Using social exchange theory to guide successful study recruitment and retention

Participant attrition (withdrawal or loss after entering a study) is a major threat...

Bracketing – practical considerations in Husserlian phenomenological research

Nursing research leans heavily towards naturalism, with phenomenology commonly...

Phenomenology and participant feedback: convention or contention?

Steps to enhance the rigour of qualitative research are much debated in nursing...

Understanding phenomenology

Phenomenology is a philosophic attitude and research approach. Its primary position...

Uses of a research diary: learning reflectively, developing understanding and...

The author of this paper started a research diary to provide transparency to her...

Developing and testing attitude scales around IT

Information technology (IT) is an integral component of the healthcare delivery...

Using survey data to assist theoretical sampling in grounded theory research

Grounded theory methods can help to generate a theoretical explanation of social...

An exploration of the origin of classic grounded theory

In grounded theory, assumptions and paradigms underpin the approach giving the...

Systematic review protocols: an introduction

Systematic reviews are a thorough and efficient method of appraising literature and...

A research routine to assess bias introduced by low response rates in postal surveys

Low response rates to postal surveys potentially bias study results. We used three...

Reconciling methodological approaches of survey and focus group

The aim of research, be it qualitative or quantitative is either to predict,...

Seeing both the forest and the trees: a process for tracking individual responses in...

Focus groups are a popular component of nursing research. While they have their...

An exploration of intent for narrative methods of inquiry

This article discusses the purpose, process and usefulness of narrative-based research....

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