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.

Self-management plans for people with deteriorating asthma

Self-management plans (SMPs) focus on the early recognition of unstable or deteriorating...

Advanced preparation of insulin syringes for adults with diabetes

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched an updated edition of its UK guidance for...

End of life care planning in community hospitals

The implementation of a palliative and supportive care plan across community hospitals in...

Implementing a nurse-led community intravenous antibiotic service

At its inception in 2011 the @home community intravenous (IV) service used available staff...

Mothers’ voices: results of a survey of public health nurse-led breastfeeding support...

Research reporting that mothers are dissatisfied with support for breastfeeding in the...

Developing a caseload model to reflect the complexity of district and community nursing

A study by the England Centre for Practice Development proposes to develop and evaluate an...

Understanding and managing cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common inherited diseases in the UK. It is a multi-...

Embedding simulated practice: health of the community experience

This second article in a two-part series on embedding simulated practice in the pre-...

Improving maternal and neonatal health in Malawi through knowledge and education

There is a chronic shortage of healthcare workers in Malawi, a country that has one of the...

Contraception, sex and sexual wellbeing: a reflective account

Nurses working in sexual health and primary care are at the forefront of providing patients...

Obstacles that prevent nurse practitioners in New Zealand fulfilling their roles

The nurse practitioner (NP) position has not been embraced as eagerly as other new health...

Working together to reduce suicide, is it possible?

Identifying and managing emotionally distressed individuals who are at risk of suicide is a...

Benefits of opportunistic cervical screening at a sexual health clinic

The Isle of Wight Sexual Health Service (SHS) cervical screening initiative aims to reduce...

Bonding for Brilliant Babies: promoting infant mental health through social marketing

Early childhood provides excellent opportunities for growth, yet it is also when children...

Embedding simulated practice in a pre-registration nursing curriculum

Simulated practice is one example of an education programme that tests and reviews a nursing...

Stroke self-management: what does good nursing support look like?

Nurses play a pivotal role in stroke self-management, yet there is a gap in our...

Why it is important to involve new fathers in the care of their child

Research into fathers’ unique contributions to the physical, emotional, social and cognitive...

Tackling the subject of weight with patients: the difficult conversation

Being overweight carries with it a range of health risks, including high blood pressure,...

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