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.

Choosing an appropriate method of data collection

In this paper Dympna Casey gives a personal account of the factors affecting her...

Using the internet to conduct research

The internet has become an everyday communication tool for countless people...

A critical account of obtaining research governance approval

Research governance strategies, as currently operated are potentially limiting the...

Triangulation as a method for contemporary nursing research

The complex nature of phenomena investigated by nurses demands the use of a...

Patient confidentiality, clinical data and NHS research – a researcher’s guide

More stringent research governance in the NHS has led to an increased focus on the...

Non-participant observation: using video tapes to collect data in nursing research

Observation is a highly valued and effective research method, as well as being an...

Reflections on how to write and organise a research thesis

Writing up research projects and presenting a thesis are among the most challenging...

Theoretical and methodological approaches in discourse analysis

Discourse analysis (DA) embodies two main approaches: Foucauldian DA and radical...

Application of discourse analysis to nursing inquiry

Discourse analysis (DA) has frequently been misapplied within nursing research,...

Discourse analysis and social constructionism

Discourse analysis (DA) is underpinned by a social constructionist orientation to...

Leading and co-ordinating a multi-nurse researcher project

Leading and co-ordinating a research project is a complex undertaking involving...

The evidence for nursing interventions in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

In this paper, Patriek Mistiaen, Else Poot, Sophie Hickox, and Cordula Wagner...

Using a reflective diary to develop bracketing skills during a phenomenological...

Phenomenology has become an increasingly popular research approach within nursing...

Using different designs in wound healing research

Wounds are a common clinical problem, cared for in most, if not all, clinical...

Hermeneutics: an exploration

This article represents months of reading, which initially began in an effort to...

From research topic to research question: a challenging process

Developing a research question is a difficult and challenging step in the research...

Phenomenology: to wonder and search for meanings

Simone de Beauvoir, who was Jean-Paul Sartre’s long-time companion, lover and...

Data collecting in grounded theory - some practical issues

In July 2000, I (KD) commenced part-time PhD studies, using grounded theory...

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