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.

The essence of nursing

In the first of two articles, Alison Kitson outlines the fundamental elements of nursing,...

Teenagers in hospital: what do they want?

Experience with hospital units for adolescents indicates that the benefits can be...

Practical nutrition in primary care: a resource for nurses

Eating the right diet is fundamental to good health. This report summarises a newly...

Radiotherapy outpatient review: a nurse-led clinic

The study reported here was a descriptive account of the activities which take...

The role of the clinical nurse specialist

Despite the prevalence of clinical nurse specialists, research suggests that their...

Action research in the care of patients with sexual anxieties

Collaborative working in the Balint model of psychosexual seminar training can be...

The essence of rheumatology nursing

Arthritis and rheumatism are the most frequently self-reported conditions in the UK...

Subcutaneous fluid administration and site maintenance

The authors of this article noted an increase in the use of subcutaneous fluid...

The effects of pressure-reducing mattresses in CPR

The abrupt cessation of cardiac function, cardiac arrest, is potentially reversible,...

Nursing mathematics: the importance of application

This study explores the effectiveness of a revision programme in nursing...

Challenging behaviour in HIV services

‘Challenging behaviour’ is not a recognisable condition with a single method of...

Pneumothorax

This article discusses different types of pneumothorax and aspects of management,...

A day surgery post-operative telephone call line

The surgical day case unit (SDCU) at Burnley General Hospital recently piloted a...

Diabetes mellitus types 1 and 2: an overview

Large numbers of the population have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. Nurses must...

The role of the research and development officer

This article describes some of the barriers to professional development and...

How to keep student nurses motivated

Student nurses on a pre-registration diploma Project 2000 course were poorly...

Controlling breakthrough pain in palliative care

This article challenges the common practice of boosting the syringe driver as a...

Mental health facilitators in primary care

In the context of the National Primary Care Facilitation Programme, the Sainsbury...

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