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.

Management of systemic lupus erythematosus: part 1

Lupus has been known as a disease for over 2,000 years. Hippocrates first described...

Wedding rings and hospital- acquired infection

Nurses have a professional responsibility under the UKCC Code of Professional...

Defining the role of assessors, mentors and supervisors: part 2

This is the second part of a study, carried out over four years, which examined...

The discharge process for palliative care patients

In 1993, following implementation of the NHS and Community Care Act (Audit...

Evaluating an osteoporosis service using a focus group

One in four women over the age of 60 and one in two women over the age of 70 has...

Defining the role of assessors, mentors and supervisors: part 1

This study, carried out over a period of four years, aimed to establish what...

Care of patients undergoing immunoglobulin therapy

The immune system is an intricate network of cells and proteins, which interact to...

Information Technology in the Accident & Emergency Department

This commentary considers the potential for the use of information technology (IT)...

Community-led services for mental health care: a study

This paper reports findings from a study into the effects of relocating untrained...

Promoting action research in healthcare settings

To coincide with the first annual Action Research conference taking place in London...

Back pain in nursing and associated factors: a study

This article reports on an assessment of back pain and associated factors...

The wonder drug

THE SIMPLE ASPIRIN has won through yet again as the best emergency treatment for...

Polish and British nurses’ responses to patient need

This research study explored the differences between the responses of a cohort of...

Alleviating pre-operative anxiety in patients: a study

This study aimed to provide an objective view of the relationship between the...

Prompt treatment for chemical eye injuries

A chemical injury to the eye is an ophthalmic emergency (Perry and Tullo 1995) and...

Developing nursing roles

Developing nursing roles is the fourth of six Continuing Education articles related...

The ward sister/charge nurse as ‘on site’ manager

The traditional role of ward sister/charge nurse has been redefined as ward manager...

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