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.

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

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

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...

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...

Analysis of phenomenological data generated with children as research participants

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

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...

Illuminative case study design: a new approach to the evaluation of continuing...

Drawing on illuminative evaluation methods originally developed for use in...

Using conjoint interviews to research the lived experience of elderly rural couples

Understanding the experiences of elderly rural couples in accessing health services...

The mentor’s tale: a reflexive account of semi-structured interviews

In this article, Helen Hand provides an account of personal experience as a novice...

Ethnography and reflexivity: emotions and feelings in fieldwork

In this paper, Glynis Pellatt focuses on the importance of reflexivity, with...

Reflexivity: a personal journey during data collection

In this article Mary Carolan explores the notion of reflexivity as it applies to...

Requesting access for research purposes: issues and guidelines

One of the main considerations in the early stages of the research process is the...

Interaction as an ethically sensitive subject of research

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

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