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.

Audit in practice: planning for discharge from hospital

In this discussion of audit, the authors describe a pilot study on discharge...

Pressure damage prevention: basing practice on evidence

In response to the Culyer initiative (NHSE 1997) to bring research and practice...

Radiotherapy nursing: understanding the nurse’s role

The role of the nurse in medical oncology is well defined and accepted,...

From research to practice: a review of the literature

In this article, the author considers whether nursing research is more likely to be...

Managing risk factors for hypertension in primary care

Nurse practitioners have the opportunity to improve the detection and enhance the...

Blood pressure measurement: assessing staff knowledge

Even though blood pressure measurement is a common clinical procedure, this...

Risk factors for hypertension and cardiovascular disease

Hypertension is known to be a significant causative agent in the development of...

Change theory and health promotion

Practice nurses spend much of their time attempting to improve patients’ health...

Psoriasis: a review of present and future management

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder which affects between 1 and 3 per cent of the...

Cancer: altered body image

Aim and intended learning outcomes

The aim of this article is...

Assessing primary nursing in mental health

One of the most important advantages of primary nursing is the consistency and...

Hospital at home: the Bromsgrove experience

A hospital at home (HaH) scheme is a system that provides acute care in the home. Patients...

Infection control activities in six hospitals: a comparison

Using a case study design, the aim of this research was to assess and evaluate the...

Managing obesity: the nutritional aspects

Aims and intended learning outcomes

The aim of this article is...

Patient expectations and satisfaction with health care

This study explored levels of satisfaction by comparing cardiac patients’ initial...

Eating matters - improving dietary care in hospitals

Modern clinical practice means that the provision of food and drink to patients in...

The role of nurses in intravenous cannulation

This article considers the many problems of peripheral intravenous cannuiation,...

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