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.

Nursing students’ perceptions of effective problem-based learning tutors

Aim To explore baccalaureate nursing students’ perceptions of what makes an effective tutor...

Reasons for delayed patient discharge following day surgery: a literature review

Aim The aim of this literature review was to explore the reasons why some patients are not...

Nursing students’ experience of practice placements

Clinical practice placements are an essential component of pre-registration nursing...

Evaluation of the student learning experience

This article, the final in a series of 11, discusses the importance of evaluating the...

Agency warning over teething products

Clinical update on a warning from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency...

Non-pharmacological interventions for the prevention of venous thromboembolism: a...

Aim To assess the relative clinical efficacy of different forms of non-pharmacological...

Managing irritable bowel syndrome in children

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common cause of non-organic recurrent abdominal...

Best practice in caring for adults with dementia and learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities, particularly Down’s syndrome, are at increased risk of...

Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby

Charity Sands offers professionals guidance on pregnancy loss and the death of a baby.

Skin cancer

NICE quality standard says people with malignant melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma should...

Non-suicidal self-injury: clinical presentation, assessment and management

Non-suicidal self-injury is a common behaviour in adolescents and young adults, and may be...

Harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people

Your essential guide to harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people and how to...

Harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people

Your essential guide to harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people and how to...

Supporting students in practice: leadership

This article, the tenth in a series of 11, discusses the importance of effective leadership...

A work-based learning approach for clinical support workers on mental health inpatient...

Background With a rise in the number of unqualified staff providing health and social care,...
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An evaluation of the NHS England Youth Forum

Aim To use qualitative data collection approaches to enhance insight and understanding of...

Early recognition and management of brain tumours in children

Brain tumours comprise over one quarter of all childhood cancers in the UK and are the most...

Role of care pathways in interprofessional teamwork

Cohesive interprofessional teamwork is essential to successful healthcare services...

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