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.

Tensions within management roles in healthcare organisations

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

Deep nursing: a thoughtful, co-created nursing process

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The extent to which core nursing textbooks inform holistic spiritual care

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

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