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.

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...

Grounded theory in nursing research: Part 3 — Application

In the first article in this series, the methodological characteristics of grounded...

The use of grounded theory to study interaction

In this paper Hanna Maijala, Eija Paavilainen and Päivi Åstedt-Kurki examine the...

Grounded theory in nursing research: Part 1 – Methodology

The epistemological underpinnings of grounded theory make it valuable in the study...

The ‘invisible’ nursing RAE 2001 — an analysis

In the United Kingdom the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is a major method of...

Developing self-evaluation skills: a pragmatic research-based approach for complex...

Using a newly established community rehabilitation service as the research context...

Research philosophy: towards an understanding

In this paper, Frank Crossan argues that the distinction between quantitative and...

Research governance and postgraduate nurse education: the tensions and some solutions

In this paper Lorraine Ellis and Sue Peckover discuss the implications of the...

Testing a new tool: the management of aggression and violence attitude scale (MAVAS)

Perhaps due to the complexities of the problem of aggression and violence, and to...

Evaluating an assessment scale of irrational beliefs for people with mental health...

In this paper, Douglas MacInnes examines the validity of a measure of irrational...

Clinical supervision: models, measures and best practice

Julie Winstanley and Edward White examine clinical supervision, which is...

Analysis of phenomenological data generated with children as research participants

Phenomenology as a research method is increasingly used in nursing. It has been...

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