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.

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...

Nurse practitioners: the role in A&E and primary care

This article describes a recent evaluation of the work of nurse practitioners...

Co-ordinated care for women with postnatal depression

In many cases, postnatal depression is not identified or treated early enough,...

The dynamics of rumours in the clinical setting

In this article the social and psychological aspects of rumours are considered. The...

Research, Innovation and Practice: The role of the World Wide Web Introduction

It is dangerous to predict the future but I feel safe in stating that the Internet...

Attitudes to Project 2000: a survey of qualified nurses

This article describes a survey which established a link between qualified nursing...

Methods of wound assessment documentation: a study

This study investigated whether relevant parameters of wound assessment are...

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