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 use of bed rails: principles of patient assessment

The use of bed rails is frequently debated by nurses and other healthcare...

Minor injuries units: evaluating patients’ perceptions

In the second of two articles, the authors report on an evaluation of a minor...

Trust-wide core care plans

Since its adoption from the US some 20 years ago, the nursing process and its...

Surviving cancer: a review of the impact and consequences

It is estimated that by the 21 st century over 60 per cent of cancer patients will...

Evaluation of a nurse-led minor injuries unit

This article, the first of two, reports the evaluation of a minor injuries clinic....

Deliberate self-harm: developing clinical guidelines

Nurses in an acute admissions psychiatric ward are using reflective practice to...

Paediatric benchmarking: a review of its development

Originally developed by industry to offer a structured approach to quality...

Multidisciplinary collaborative care planning

Conscious of the implications of the Patient’s Charter and the tensions introduced...

Hospitalising children: a review of the effects

Nurses are aware of the benefits for children’s wellbeing and health status of...

Making sense of clinical guidelines

In a companion article to their paper on clinical effectiveness (McClarey and Duff...

Hypnotherapy: complementary support in cancer care

On occasions, even the most persistent professional may encounter difficulties in...

Caring for patients with cataract

This article relates to UKCC Professional Development categories: Practice...

Clinical effectiveness and evidence-based practice

In the first of two articles, the authors address some of the most common questions...

Cervical screening

Aim and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to describe the...

Skin cancer prevention

Strategies for the management of skin cancer should concentrate on two issues:...

Mental health liaison and consultation

Aims and intended learning outcomes

The aim of this article is...

Focusing on needs: An Internet Link for Nurses

The notion of caring and revolution do not appear to go comfortably hand in hand...

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