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.

Nurses’ knowledge of pain and its management in older people

Aim To identify nurses’ knowledge of pain and its management in older people in acute...

An overview of the challenges facing care homes in the UK

Care homes are an increasingly important part of the UK’s healthcare system. Despite their...

Management of levodopa for residents with Parkinson’s disease

This article discusses the management of levodopa for older people who have Parkinson’s...

Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers

An examination of the latest policy and what it means for healthcare professionals

Development of an activities care crew to support patients

Improving care for people with dementia in acute hospitals is a priority in the UK. The...

Developing a culture of relationship-centred care in a care home group

This article outlines the development of a new way of working across a group of care homes...

Culture change in care homes: development and facilitation

This article is the second of a two-part series that explores a programme of culture change...

Culture change in care homes: a literature review

This article is the first of a two-part series that explores a programme of culture change...

How UK-trained nurse volunteers working overseas can reduce healthcare inequalities

Universal health coverage is an ambitious goal central to the eradication of poverty in low...

Undertaking capacity assessments for people with dementia in general hospitals

Ensuring that older patients are discharged from hospital in a safe and appropriate manner...

Effect of nutritional status and musculoskeletal pain on community-dwelling older...

Aim To explore the influence of health and social factors on the quality of life (QOL) of...

Effect of nutritional status and musculoskeletal pain on community-dwelling older...

Aim To explore the influence of health and social factors on the quality of life (QOL) of...

Culture change in care homes: a literature review

This article is the first of a two-part series that explores a programme of culture change...

Primary hyperparathyroidism and the role of the nurse

Primary hyperparathyroidism is a common endocrine disorder that results in elevated levels...

Supporting people with dementia to eat

The aim of this systematic review was to identify the best ways of supporting people with...

Identifying gaps in domestic abuse services for older women

Domestic abuse is widespread and indiscriminate. Older women living with domestic abuse...

Challenges of research in nursing homes

In the UK, one third of the 850,000 people with dementia live in care homes. This article...

Comprehensive geriatric assessment of a mental health service user with safeguarding...

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

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