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.

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...

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...

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