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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.

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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...

Supporting R&D: the role of a professional organisation, Part 1

The first of two articles describes how a professional organisation responded to...

The menopause and HRT: a more positive view?

Most discussion in the literature about the menopause and hormone replacement...

Evaluating the quality of after death care

Nursing care rarely ceases following a patient’s death. The project described in...

A new account of sundown syndrome

In this study, the authors tested the hypothesis that residents requiring nursing...

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...

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