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.

Dermatology nursing: planning for the future

Dermatology care in the UK has been subject to the effects of the healthcare...

Current approaches and interventions for schizophrenia

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to improve nurses’...

Quality of life measures in a high security environment

In 1995, Rampton Hospital was designated as the national centre for people with...

Ethical dilemmas faced bymental health nurses

The UKCC Code of Professional Conduct (1992)requires that nurses ‘act always in a...

Patient information for paincontrol in palliative care

Pain is one of the most feared consequences ofcancer. Yet there appears to be a...

Writing a research abstract: structure, style and content

The communication of ideas is fundamental to the development of all professions....

Introducing a bereavement support programme in ICU

Until 1994, the intensive care unit (ICU) at Hull Royal Infirmary offered no...

Telephone assessment and advice: a training programme

Although lack of documentation means that few departments are able to quantify...

The effects of massage: an holistic approach to care

Massage has been considered therapeutic for many thousands of years - indeed, there...

Diversional group therapy: a study of effectiveness

This research uses an immediate response questionnaire (IRQ) to measure the general...

RCN survey of gynaecology services after the NHS reforms

Following the NHS reforms, the RCN Gynaecology Nursing Forum expressed concern...

Telephone follow up for older people discharged from A&E

This article reports on a pilot study to evaluate the benefits of providing a...

Healthcare for lesbians: attitudes and experiences

The incidence of homosexuality in women has been reported to be from 2 to 12 per...

Reviewing and evaluating Web sites – some suggested guidelines

As more and more material becomes available on the Web, many nurses and others are...

A Delphi study examining standards for patient handling

This article presents the findings of a local initiative to develop practice...

Systemic lupus erythematosus part 2: the role of the nurse

When patients are told they have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) their first...

Implementation of nutrition standards for older adults

This article reports on a study exploring the process of implementing nationally...

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