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.

Use of doll therapy for people with dementia: an overview

Over the past decade, dolls have been used increasingly as a therapeutic device for people...

Introducing on-ward volunteers to work with patients with dementia

This article reports on an evaluation of the effect of an on-ward volunteer service in an...

Sharing skills in dementia care with staff overseas

More than 35 million people worldwide are living with dementia. In some countries the...

Developing advanced nursing skills for frail older people

Improving hospital care for frail older people requires expertise, leadership and resources...

Effects of dog-assisted intervention on behavioural and psychological symptoms of...

Aim To evaluate the effect of a dog-assisted intervention on the behavioural and...

Association between quality of life and religious coping in older people

Aim To examine the association between quality of life (QoL) and religious coping in older...

Evaluation of Dementia Training for Staff in Acute Hospital Settings

The development, pilot and evaluation of a brief psychosocial training intervention (BPTI)...

Family care experiences in nursing home facilities

Aim To explore relatives’ involvement in the care of older adults admitted to residential...

Attitudes towards caring for older people in Scotland, Sweden and the United States

Aim To explore the attitudes of nurses and nursing students in Scotland, Sweden and the US...

Using skype to support palliative care surveillance

The aim of this article is to demonstrate how a novel yet important tool can facilitate...

Effects of a 12-week community exercise programme on older people

Aim To measure the effectiveness of a 12-week exercise intervention in reducing the health...

Listening to carers’ views on stroke services

Aim The aim of this study was to explore how members of a stroke carers’ support group...

Reflections of older people living in nursing homes

Aim To explore experiences of ageing in older people living in nursing homes, based on the...

Disclosing a diagnosis of dementia: a background to the phenomenon

The number of people with dementia who have not received a formal diagnosis is high, in the...

Barriers to keeping warm in later life

Aim To identify factors influencing older people’s ability to keep warm and well in winter...

Exploring nurses’ use of language with older people

The authors discuss ways in which nurses speak to older people. Research shows that the...

Meeting the religious needs of residents with dementia

This article considers practical strategies to help nurses working in care homes meet the...

What motivates patients and carers to participate in dementia studies?

Aim The aim of this study was to explore what motivates people to participate in dementia...

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