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.

Infant bed-sharing: supporting parents to make an informed decision

The practice of infant bed-sharing remains controversial in countries such as the UK and the...

Sucrose for analgesia in newborn infants undergoing painful procedures

Summary statement The mission of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is to improve health...

Enhancing compassionate care: recommendations for practice

Several public inquiries have identified systemic issues in some healthcare settings in the...

Assessing the spiritual needs of patients

Assessing spirituality and the spiritual needs of patients is fundamental to providing...

Effective pain management in patients in hospital

Familiarise yourself with pain assessment tools and potential issues of polypharmacy

Community intravenous therapy provision

Many healthcare services that were once only available in acute settings are now common in...

Sputum collection and analysis: what the nurse needs to know

Rationale and key points Sputum is the term used to describe mucus that has been...

Identifying nurses’ needs in relation to suicide awareness and prevention

Aim To gain insight into nurses’ suicide awareness and prevention training, their confidence...

The governing body nurse as a clinical commissioning group nurse leader

Aim The aim of this study was to understand governing body nurses’ perspective of their...

Managing tissue viability issues in patients with cancer approaching the end of life

This article provides an overview of tissue viability issues related to the care of patients...

An analysis of delegation styles among newly qualified nurses

Aim The aim of this research was to explore how newly qualified nurses learn to organise,...

Admiral Nursing: case management for families affected by dementia

The number of people with dementia is expected to increase globally. People with dementia...

Recognition and management of foreign body ingestion and aspiration

Foreign body ingestion and foreign body aspiration commonly affect children. The most...

Understanding spirituality and spiritual care in nursing

Spirituality is a complex concept that has different meanings for different people....

Bowel management systems in critical care: a service evaluation

Aim Many patients who are critically ill develop faecal incontinence associated with...

First-episode genital herpes: interventions for men and women

The mission of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is to improve health outcomes through...

The 4C framework for making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities

Background People with learning disabilities experience significant inequalities in...

An evaluation of the Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarships

The Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) is a charity that awards scholarships in...

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