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.

Challenges in accessing and interviewing participants with severe mental illness

Background Interviews are widely used in qualitative research to collect data. However,...

Technology-enhanced focus groups as a component of instrument development

Background Bullying is a critical public health problem and a screening tool for use in...

Psychometric testing of inventory of beliefs and attitudes on domestic violence

Background Domestic violence (DV) is an international public health issue associated with...

Considerations when conducting e-Delphi research: a case study

Background E-Delphi is a way to access a geographically dispersed group of experts. It is...

Reflecting on the learning opportunities of presenting at a conference

Background Research productivity is a major indicator of higher educational institutions’ (...

An introduction to the origins, history and principles of ethnography

Background Ethnography is embedded in the history of research and has been considered a...
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A beginner’s guide to ethnographic observation in nursing research

Background Observation is mentioned in most ethnographic textbooks, but specific details...
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Selection, collection and analysis as sources of evidence in case study research

Background Case study research is a valuable way to explore and describe nursing phenomena...

So you think you’ve designed an effective recruitment protocol?

Background Recruiting acutely ill patients to participate in research can be challenging....

Shared worlds: multi-sited ethnography and nursing research

Background Ethnography, originally developed for the study of supposedly small-scale...

An exemplar of naturalistic inquiry in general practice research

Background Before beginning any research project, novice researchers must consider which...

Implications for research and practice of the biographic approach for storytelling

Background Intensive care unit survivors face many physical and psychological difficulties...

Why undertake a pilot in a qualitative PhD study? Lessons learned to promote success

Background Pilot studies can play an important role in qualitative studies. Methodological...

An adaptable instrument and method for exploring care and compassion

Background Narratives, particularly when visual and auditory elements are added to words,...

A study exploring the protean responses of nurses transitioning to primary healthcare

Background Healthcare systems are faced with changing community health profiles and ageing...

Applying heuristic inquiry to nurse migration from the UK to Australia

Background Heuristic inquiry is a research approach that improves understanding of the...

Follow-up study of people who misuse alcohol: reflections on methodology

Background Considerable challenges exist for researchers attempting to monitor...

A demonstration of mixed-methods research in the health sciences

Background The growth of patient, community and population-centred nursing research is a...

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