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.

Patient safety and hydration in the care of older people

Ensuring patients are adequately hydrated is a fundamental part of nursing care, however, it...

Implementing digital skills training in care homes: a literature review

This article is the first of a two-part series that informs and describes digital skills...

Experiences of the advanced nurse practitioner role in acute care

The aim of the service evaluation presented in this article was to explore the...

Applying comprehensive geriatric assessment to investigate falls

This is the second article in a short series that presents case study examples of the use of...

Interaction between community pharmacists and community nurses in dementia care

There has been little research that explores the interaction between community pharmacists...

Addressing the nutritional needs of older patients

Malnutrition affects three million people in the UK each year, 10% of whom are aged 65 and...

Transcultural nursing strategies for carers of people with dementia

Caring for a family member with dementia is stressful, and carers from all backgrounds often...

Comprehensive geriatric assessment during emergency admission

This is the first in a short series that presents case study examples of the use of...

Cognitive impairment in older people living in the community

Aim To investigate the prevalence and severity of cognitive impairment among older people...

Managing verbal agitation in people with dementia and delirium

Patients with dementia and delirium in acute hospitals can exhibit verbal agitation, but...

How a rapid response team is supporting people to remain at home

This article explores the work of a rapid response team (RRT) in an English city. The RRT is...

Developing a nurse-led ‘red legs’ service

As the population ages, more complex care is required to manage multiple comorbidities. In...

Enabling hospital staff to care for people with dementia

This is the fourth and final article in a short series that presents case study examples of...

Reducing social isolation in a rural community through participation in creative arts...

This article reports the initial findings from the evaluation of four creative arts projects...

Improving the hospital environment for people with dementia

This article is the third in a series presenting examples of the positive work achieved by...

The complexity of pain assessment in older people

Pain is common in older people and its assessment is an important part of the nurse’s role....

Improving activity and engagement for patients with dementia

This is the second in a short series that presents case study examples of the positive work...

Dementia and the person-centred care approach

Approaches to care that focus solely on biomedical needs are still rife in dementia; however...

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