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.

Practical guidance on undertaking a service evaluation

This article describes the basic principles of evaluation, focusing on the evaluation of...

Legal and ethical issues in neonatal nursing: a case study

Neonatal nurses regularly face complex legal and ethical dilemmas. This article discusses...

Patient education in the effective management of hay fever

Hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, is a common condition that affects one in four...

Nurses’ experiences of clinical commissioning group boards

Aim To explore the experience of governing body nurses appointed to clinical commissioning...

Assessment and accountability: part 2 – managing failing students

Assessment in clinical practice is a complex role undertaken by mentors and practice...

How to introduce yourself to patients

Rationale and key points This article explores the process of introducing yourself to...

The effect of nursing staff on student learning in the clinical setting

Aim To explore baccalaureate nursing students’ perspectives of the influence of nursing...

Identifying and managing Hymenoptera venom allergy

Hymenoptera venom allergy is an immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated hypersensitivity to the...

Promoting participation of people with dementia in research

Dementia is a neurodegenerative disorder that can have a severe effect on the quality of...

Assessment and accountability: part 1 – assessment

Assessment in clinical practice is a complex role undertaken by mentors and practice...

Non-European nurses’ perceived barriers to UK nurse registration

Aim To conduct a scoping project to identify perceived barriers to UK nurse registration as...

Personal qualities necessary to care for people with dementia

Carers of people with dementia should embrace the philosophy of person-centred care and...

Facilitation of learning: part 2

The previous article in this series of 11, Facilitation of learning: part 1, reviewed...

Limitations associated with managing chronic low back pain

Non-specific chronic low back pain is an occupational hazard for nurses. It may result in...

Genetic education in dementia care

Aim To demonstrate the benefits of collecting family history systematically to enhance the...

Facilitation of learning: part 1

This article, the fourth in a series of 11, discusses the context for the facilitation of...

Human factors and the death of a child in hospital: a case review

Learning from adverse events and errors is important if systems and processes are to be...

Nurses’ attitudes towards patients hospitalised for self-harm

Self-harm is a public health issue that accounts for thousands of presentations at hospital...

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