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.

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...

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...

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