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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.

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...

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...

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