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.

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,...

Learning disability: empowerment

This article discusses issues related to empowerment and how nurses can use these...

Can we effectively use networks (telematics) to deliver distance education to enhance...

This paper is a slightly expanded and re-styled version of the presentation given...

Measuring quality of life in the evaluation of health care

This article provides an introduction to the measurement of quality of life or...

Multiple sclerosis

Perceptions of the psychiatric nurse’s role: a pilot study

In this article, the authors report on a face-to-face survey of members of the...

Vision screening of primary school children

The purpose of childhood vision screening is the early detection and treatment of...

Supporting R&D: the role of a professional organisation, Part 2

This second of two articles describes how a professional organisation responded to...

The causes and treatment of fever: a literature review

This review examines some of the current literature available on the treatment and...

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