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.

Measuring compassionate care: views of healthcare staff

Aim To explore healthcare professionals’ views of measuring compassionate care. Method As...

International perspectives on social media guidance for nurses: a content analysis

Aim This article reports the results of an analysis of the content of national and...

How the nursing profession can contribute to sustainable development goals

As of 1 January 2016, the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) became the focus of global...

Perceptions of leadership among final-year undergraduate nursing students

Aim The promotion of a distributed leadership model in health care means there is an...

Improving environmental cleaning in clinical areas: staff education based on adenosine...

Aim To describe the effect of education on environmental cleaning in patient care areas...

Implementation of a structured programme of preceptorship for newly qualified midwives...

This article discusses the application of a structured approach to the development and...

Leadership in practice: an analysis of collaborative leadership in the conception of a...

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is evolving to meet the needs of society, but...
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A real-time Excel-based scheduling solution for nursing staff reallocation

Aim This article describes the development and testing of an Excel-based scheduling solution...

From healthcare support worker to registered nurse

Workforce planning, education and training are essential for achieving an appropriate mix of...

Developing and piloting a new role to enhance the clinical learning environment

Environments that support pre- and post-registration students’ and staff learning are vital...

The extent to which core nursing textbooks inform holistic spiritual care

National and international professional health and nursing guidelines recommend that...

Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of same-day discharge following outpatient...

In the US, safe and effective same-day discharge of patients, following uncomplicated,...
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Improving the quality of the NHS workforce through values and competency-based selection

Robust selection processes are essential to ensure the best and most appropriate candidates...

Reducing waste in the NHS: an overview of the literature and challenges for the nursing...

Waste in the NHS is estimated to account for 20% of health expenditure. This article...

Supporting practice learning time for non-medical prescribing students: managers’ views

Managers in healthcare services have ever-increasing demands to consider in relation to...

Performing dual roles in education and practice

Aim To examine the benefits and challenges of dual posts, defined here as lecturers who work...

Anxiety about communication

Social network analysis examines the way individuals are connected within groups or networks...

Enhancing nursing students’ education by coaching mentors

To address some of the recommendations of the Willis Commission ( Royal College of Nursing...

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