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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.

Care and comfort rounds: improving standards

Person-centred, safe and effective care is at the heart of the fundamentals of caring....

Horizontal hostility and verbal violence between nurses in the perinatal arena of...

The goal of this US study was to determine the frequency of horizontal violence in a...

Embedding NHS values: a framework and learning tool to support practice

Multiple healthcare failings point to an NHS culture where care and compassion are no longer...

Planning among nurse managers in district hospitals in Ghana

This article reports the results of a study that explored the planning practices of nurse...

Processes to engage and motivate staff

Nursing has a history of poor workplace contexts in which the focus has been on performing...

An international comparison of the clinical trials nurse role

The collaborative role of clinical trials nurses (CTNs) is crucial to the management of...

Newly qualified staff’s perceptions of senior charge nurse roles

Nursing roles have been recognised as pivotal to the delivery of good quality, patient-...

Collaborative services show positive outcomes for end of life care

The authors outline the benefits of participating in the Transforming End of Life Care in...

Preparing to introduce personal health budgets

A large-scale study ( Forder et al 2012 ) piloting personal health budgets for people with...

Evaluation of organisational culture and nurse burnout

A survey of nurses working with older adults across three NHS trusts was conducted to...

Using the 7 Habits programme to develop effective leadership

This article discusses a short leadership programme for nurse and allied health professional...

Are nurses expected to have information technology skills?

This article discusses the knowledge management skills required by nurses in the context of...

Commissioning health care for offenders

This article sets out the background to offender health care in the UK and explains how the...

‘Caring around the clock’: a new approach to intentional rounding

Intentional rounding is a widely debated topic and, in this article, Nottingham University...

How Schwartz rounds can be used to combat compassion fatigue

Hospice nurses were the first to have some of their experiences described as ‘compassion...

Visible leadership: going back to the front line

The report into care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust called for strong leadership...

Live register of mentors and practice teachers

A working group comprising university academics and practice education facilitators from...

A collaborative model for training clinical research staff

The challenges of meeting the learning needs of clinical research staff are shared by...

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