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.

Ambulation of patients who are mechanically ventilated: nurses’ views

Aims Equipment and skills in intensive care have advanced dramatically, and early...

Using systems thinking in patient safety: a case study on medicines management

Systems thinking is used as a way of understanding behaviours and actions in complex...

Leading by walking around in long-term care and transitional care facilities

Nursing staff in long-term care/transitional care (LTC/TC) facilities in the US work in...

Reducing the use of restrictive interventions by changing staff attitudes

The use of restraint in health and social care services has had a high profile in recent...

Nursing in rural India

Nursing in India is evolving, and the inequality of practice and standards between cities...

Band 5 nurses’ perceptions and experiences of professional development

Aim The aim of this qualitative study was to explore band 5 nurses’ perceptions and...

World Café: a proactive approach to working with mentors

Mentors are vital for supporting nursing students’ learning in practice, but increasing...

How much is enough? Using Delphi to explore the clinical-contact-time and return-to-...

Aim Military nurses are required to deploy worldwide at any time to support British forces....

Deep nursing: a thoughtful, co-created nursing process

This article examines some of the challenges in nursing practice experienced by patients and...

Does leadership style of modern matrons contribute to safer and more effective clinical...

At the time of writing, the author was a modern matron in a surgical division of an NHS...

Tensions within management roles in healthcare organisations

Aim This article reports the results of a study that gives an insight into ward leaders’...

What nursing students reveal about and learn from mentors when using stories of...

Aim This article considers findings from a narrative research analysis that illustrate what...
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6Cs and ten commitments: nurses’ understanding and use of courage

Aim This article reports the initial findings of a study that explored nurses’ understanding...

Using the Gold Standards Framework to deliver good end of life care

The aims of excellent end of life care (EOLC) and nursing are at the heart of healthcare....

Development of a skill mix and study planning tool for research teams

There are various tools available in acute and primary care settings to support decision...
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Implementing and assessing the value of nursing preceptorship

Preceptorship was first promoted as part of the Project 2000 reforms, and evidence suggests...

Developing trainee advanced nurse practitioners in clinical environments

Teaching and mentorship are fundamental parts of registered nurses’ roles, and learning...

Preparing registrants for mentor roles: the chicken or egg conundrum

The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in...

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