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.

Back pain in nursing and associated factors: a study

This article reports on an assessment of back pain and associated factors...

The wonder drug

THE SIMPLE ASPIRIN has won through yet again as the best emergency treatment for...

Polish and British nurses’ responses to patient need

This research study explored the differences between the responses of a cohort of...

Alleviating pre-operative anxiety in patients: a study

This study aimed to provide an objective view of the relationship between the...

Prompt treatment for chemical eye injuries

A chemical injury to the eye is an ophthalmic emergency (Perry and Tullo 1995) and...

Developing nursing roles

Developing nursing roles is the fourth of six Continuing Education articles related...

The ward sister/charge nurse as ‘on site’ manager

The traditional role of ward sister/charge nurse has been redefined as ward manager...

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...

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