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.

Conducting research on acute mental health admission wards

A group of researchers investigated medication (drug) rounds on mental health...

Tips on overlapping confidence intervals and univariate linear models

In randomised controlled trials, an overlap of confidence intervals is often cited...

A new critical framework for applying hermeneutic phenomenology

Phenomenological research seeks to understand how individuals perceive and make...

Asking sensitive questions: accessing the ‘private’ account

People living with faecal incontinence (FI) are often reluctant to talk to family...

An exploration of intent for narrative methods of inquiry

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

Issues in using methodological triangulation in research

This paper describes how methodological triangulation was used in two nursing...

From substantive theory towards a family nursing scale

This paper describes the process of developing and testing a family nursing scale...

An interprofessional approach to the ethics of undertaking research with children

Ethics has been defined as moral principles that in the context of research pertain...

Presenting with precision: preparing and delivering a polished conference presentation

Conference presentations are increasingly recognised as a mechanism for the...

Focus groups: principles and process

Focus groups have been used by researchers in the social and behavioural sciences...

Rigour in qualitative research: mechanisms for control

Qualitative research methods are accepted as congruent with and relevant to the...

The family research interview

Family researchers enter a sacred space in which the most intimate, formative and...

Using group reflection in an action research study

This paper will discuss the outcomes when group reflection was used to identify...

Methodological challenges in intervention studies

Drug abuse rehabilitation, characterised by high recidivism and difficult-to-access...

Partnership for healthy living: an action research project

Globally, the population is ageing. The world’s elderly population is increasing by...

Formulating a web-based educational needs assessment questionnaire from healthcare...

The NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Managed Clinical Network (MCN) for Coronary...

Survey postal questionnaire: optimising response and dealing with non-response

In any survey, despite researchers’ best efforts in the use of scientific...

Using the consensus development conference method in healthcare research

Consensus methods have been used in health research for many years, although it has...

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