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.

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...

Chronic respiratory illness - a challenge for nurses

Respiratory disease is responsible for much acute and chronic ill health with...

Lifting injury: a study of the occupational health perspective

This article reports the results of a national questionnaire survey of 66...

Sickle cell disease

Alms and intended learning outcomes

The aim of this article is...

Assessing patient dependency and staff skill mix

An assessment tool was developed to measure patient dependency and staff skill mix...

Nurse-led drug monitoring in the rheumatology clinic

Nurses are increasingly incorporating into their skills areas of care traditionally...

Student nurses’ perceptions of health promotion: a study

This article reports the findings of a comparative descriptive study of Project...

Treating and nursing patients with multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common cause of severe disability in young...

Dialysis (part 2): haemodialysis

Continuing Education articles are run in conjunction with the Royal College of...

Reasons for student attrition on nursing courses: a study

Student attrition (dropping out) wastes time and resources which schools of nursing...

Nurses’ and GPs’ views of the nurse prescribers’ formulary

This article presents the findings from the evaluation of nurse prescribing,...

NHSNet – we have the technology, we have the links, but will we ever have the education?

When discussing the potential future use of the NHSNet for educational purposes,...

Health visitors’ reactions to implementing skill mix

This article describes a small-scale qualitative study of health visitors’...

Bedtime rituals of nursing home residents: a study

This article explores the bedtime rituals espoused by a sample of elderly residents...

The value of the Internet and electronic nursing journals: The UK experience and how it...

The internet is a giant computer network linking computers all over the world, for...

Computer networks in the NHS and academic sector

This survey compares the use of computer networks in NHS trusts and academic...

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