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.

Triangulation as a method for contemporary nursing research

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

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...

Using randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to test service interventions: issues of...

The commissioning of healthcare services is increasingly linked to the availability...

The evaluation of multimedia learning packages in the education of health professionals...

The last 20 years have seen rapid technological developments within the field of...

Using a computer to perform statistical analysis

In this article, using the clinical research question: ‘what factors seem to...

Research in response to local need

In entering the higher education arena, nursing and midwifery has had to contend...

Case study: Design? Method? Or comprehensive strategy?

As the case study approach gains popularity in nursing research, questions arise...

Grounded theory in nursing research: Part 2 – Critique

In the first article in this series (McCann and Clark 2003), the methodological...

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