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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.

Pain scoring as a formal pain assessment tool

The working party report by the Royal College of Surgeons and The College of...

Health visitor support for patients with breast cancer – 2

In the second of two articles, the author’s report on research indicates that...

Auditing a clinical supervision training programme

Nurses and service managers in a community trust were asked to evaluate a training...

Enteral feeding for the critically ill patient

In critical care, the most important role of the nurse is establishing feeding -...

Health visitor support for patients with breast cancer - 1

In the first of two articles, the author reports on research exploring the...

The value of home support for cancer patients: a study

The Community Oncology Project (COPE) was initiated to investigate home support...

The rhythms of life: chronobiology and nursing

It is now well established that all human physiological processes exhibit...

The menopause and hormone replacement therapy

Aims and intended learning outcomes

The aim of this article is...

Managers’ attitudes towards mechanical aids

This article reports a study of the attitudes of NHS management and financial...

How informal carers cope with terminal cancer

Although caring is not necessarily a negative experience (Dawson 1991, Grant and...

A health clinic for people with learning disabilities

The needs of people with a learning disability are not always met due to...

Nursing and public health: the future

The last two years have seen an increase indebate and discussion about the...

Adult immunisation

Aim and intended learning outcomesThe aim of this article is to review the role of...

How nurses perceive barriers to research implementation

This article follows up a previous article on community nurses’ perceived barriers...

Implications for nursing of the NHS R&D funding policy

In this article, the author reviews the recommendations for NHS research and...

Central venous catheters: a review of the literature

Following an audit on the author’s unit, staff were concerned about catheter...

School nurses’ skills in sexual health education

School nurses are often called on to teach sexual health without being given any...

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