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.

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...

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...

Using skype to support palliative care surveillance

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

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...

The effect of visual impairment on patients’ falls risk

When older people fall it can result in injuries and adversely affect quality of life....

How nurses can help ease patient transitions to end of life care

Moving from curative to palliative care is often difficult for patients, families and...

Factors affecting residents’ sleep in care homes

Aim The aim of this study was to undertake a detailed exploration of sleep in the context of...

Assessing and treating faecal incontinence

Compared with the rest of the population, older people receive inequitable care for faecal...

Identifying barriers to pain management in long-term care

Aim The aim of this study was to identify barriers to optimal pain management in long-term...

Reflections on a visit to a dementia care village

Hogewey village in Holland offers an alternative lifestyle for people with dementia. The...

The experiences of older people who live with a long-term condition

Aim The aim of this study was to gain insight into the experiences of people aged 65 and...

Factors that contribute to the diversion of patients from long-term care

This service evaluation aimed to identify the factors at an interim care unit that...

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