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.

Nurses’ use of digital technology during the COVID-19 pandemic

Service evaluation looked at usability of systems and barriers to their use

Developing cultural competence in caring for people with mental health conditions

Identify strategies for providing effective and inclusive care to this patient group

Ensuring effective infection prevention and control in the community

Refresh your knowledge of procedures such as safe waste management and aseptic technique

Using collective leadership to support nurses and enhance patient outcomes

Increase your knowledge of relational approaches to leading staff

Nursing students’ experiences of working as healthcare support workers

Read about the benefits and challenges of alternating between the two roles

End of life care communication with patients and families: addressing the challenges

How nurses can develop their skills in honest, compassionate communication

Using reflection in nursing practice to enhance patient care

Recognise the various types of reflection and how to develop skills in their use

Lower urinary tract symptoms in men: assessment and management

Understand the recommended lifestyle modifications, medicines and surgical interventions

Chronic kidney disease: understanding its association with other long-term conditions

Learn how it can be caused by conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus

Complex regional pain syndrome: diagnosis and management

Learn more about this rare and not well understood chronic pain condition
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Promoting health through nurse-led healthy conversations

Sharpen your ability to discuss health with people to support behaviour change
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Oral healthcare: developing an assessment strategy to enhance patient care

How one NHS trust created a tool to improve oral healthcare provision

Pain assessment and management for people with dementia in the community

Enhance your awareness of various pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions

Effective handovers on escalation of care for the deteriorating patient

Learn how structured communication tools can assist in delivering a detailed handover

Brief behaviour change interventions: principles, tools and techniques

Refresh your knowledge of skills including motivational interviewing

Moving away from medicines: an overview of chronic pain management

Explore appropriate non-pharmacological strategies to manage this type of pain

Exploring the use of alternative diets in people living with cancer

Ensure your knowledge of the latest dietary recommendations is up to date

Dietary management of adults with type 2 diabetes and the role of the nurse

Understand how dietary strategies can maintain glycaemic control in patients

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