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.

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

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

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...

A guide to discourse analysis

Discourse analysis (DA) is becoming an increasingly popular research strategy for...

The trustworthiness of case study methodology

Case study research is gaining increasing credibility as a suitable research...

Using the consensus development conference method in healthcare research

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

Critical, post-structural, interpretive interactionism: an update on Denzin’s...

Many years of practice as critical care nurses indicated to us that doctors, nurses...

Systematic review – a method for nursing research

The continuous growth of research knowledge and the demands for evidence-based...

Research philosophy and Socrates: rediscovering the birth of phenomenology

The number of phenomenological studies published in nursing journals is rising,...

Doing things differently: advantages and disadvantages of web questionnaires

The use of questionnaires as a method of data collection in research is well...

Clinical and research databases in healthcare research

This paper reports on the experiences of two nurse researchers sampling from...

Sampling rare populations

There has long been an acceptance among academics and policy-makers that rare...

Quantitative and qualitative research data and their relevance to policy and practice

Crotty (2003) suggests that when taking into account human knowledge and the status...

Methodological challenges of researching in the care home sector

There is a developing body of research about minority ethnic elders in the UK (...

Evidence-based nursing practice: what US nurse executives really think

Health care is undergoing rapid changes, and outcomes drive processes. While the...

Establishing truthfulness, consistency and transferability

Public anxiety is aroused when the term ‘psychopath’ appears in the media,...

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