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’ perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care

This research study illustrates nurses’ concern about spiritual care and the author...

The importance of nutrition in wound healing

Nursing Standards recent Focus on Nutrition campaign raised some uncomfortable issues about...

Repositioning to prevent pressure sores — what is the evidence?

The prevention of pressure sores by frequent repositioning of patients is a widely accepted...

Tissue donation: the benefit of a positive approach

Unlike organ donation, which enjoys a worthy public profile, tissue transplantation remains...

Effects of stress in an NHS trust: a study

This study of staff in an NHS trust tests two established models of occupational...

Implementing change: influencing the process

In last week’s Nursing Standard (Callaghan 1998) we reported the findings of a...

Sexual health for people with learning disabilities

This article is based on work into the sexual health needs of people with learning...

Bacterial contamination of nurses’ uniforms: a study

This study examined the hypothesis that the wearing of plastic aprons during direct...

Streamlining pre-operative assessment in orthopaedics

The author was appointed to create a ‘pre-admission clerking system’ in an...

Assisted ventilation in cystic fibrosis: nursing care

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common lethal genetic disorder affecting Caucasian...

Grounded theory: issues for research in nursing

The grounded theory approach to research appears to be well suited to providing...

The gift of time from the friendly professional

The true nature of psychiatric nursing and what it ought to be is hotly debated. To...

A National Email System for the NHS - implications for nurses

In January 1998 a circular (1) was sent to chief executives of NHS trusts and...

Implementing a no lift policy

On January 1 1997, 178 nurses at the Centre for the Health of Older People in...

Nursing management of minor burn injuries

Aims and intended learning outcomes

The aim of this article is...

Evidence-based practice: is patient satisfaction evidence?

Patient satisfaction is a popular way of evaluating nursing practice, but there are...

Central line exit sites: which dressing?

Recent developments in dressings for intravenous access sites include a transparent...

Anaphylaxis

Continuing Education articles are run in conjunction with the Royal College of...

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