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.

Insider ethnography: tinker, tailor, researcher or spy?

Maxine Simmons reflects on her experiences as an ‘insider’ ethnographer – a senior...

The supervisor-student relationship in developing methodology

In this article, Carmel Seibold explores the unique relationship between supervisor...

Interviewing women: using reflection to improve practice

Caryl Skene uses a model of reflection to revisit her experience as a novice...

Older adults’ participation in research

Research with older adults involves unique challenges, says US-based researcher...

An investigation of factors that determine when men with erectile disorder present for...

This study by Sangan Sookdeb explored the factors that determine the time interval...

Ethical considerations in phenomenological research

Wendy Walker examines some important ethical issues that researchers need to...

Lost in translation? Undertaking transcultural qualitative research

If nurses are to undertake rigorous transcultural research, they must take account...

Getting started with qualitative research: developing a research proposal

The aim of this article is to illustrate in detail important issues that research...

Ethnography and staying in your own nest

In a 2004 paper, Martin Johnson suggested that ‘too many of us study our own...

Through the looking glass: being a critical ethnographic researcher in a familiar...

This article draws on the primary author’s experiences of conducting a critical...

Nursing relationships in ethnographic research: what of rapport?

Julie McGarry examines some of the issues associated with relationships that...

Dilemmas of focus group recruitment and implementation: a pilot perspective

In this paper, Isis Lioba Howatson-Jones reviews some of the dilemmas experienced...

Typologies in nursing: a review of the literature

The generation and use of typologies is a familiar, but taken for granted, aspect...

The contextual researcher: celebrating ‘experiential alertness’ in grounded theory in...

In this paper, Stephan Kirby demonstrates and explores an approach to grounded...

Development of a self-rating scale of self-directed learning

In order to realise their full potential as learners, it is essential that students...

Focus groups in nursing research: an appropriate method or the latest fad?

The use of focus groups as a method of nursing research has increased substantially...

Focus groups in nursing research

The literature suggests that prior to the 1950s, focus groups were almost unknown...

How expert are the experts? An exploration of the concept of ‘expert’ within Delphi...

The use of the term ‘expert’ occurs widely in healthcare research, in the context...

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