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.

Implementing a mentor support system for general practice nurse mentors

This article discusses the need for nurse mentors to receive adequate support to ensure that...

An integrated approach to nursing care for homeless people

Homeless people face huge health inequalities. The life expectancy of someone who sleeps...

A hub clinician’s perspective on supported self-care through technology

An eight-month project in Bristol to improve service for people with long-term conditions by...
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Positive Approaches to Care: a new look at dementia education

This article provides an overview of relevant factors in dementia care. The number of people...

Improving the physical health assessment of people with serious mental illness

Individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) die on average 20 years younger than the...

‘Ghost’ stories: sociocultural factors influencing tuberculosis treatment adherence in...

Background Non-adherence to treatment is a major problem in tuberculosis (TB) control and...

Developing sustainable placements: nursing students in general practice

A drive is under way to shift care from hospitals to community settings. This is occurring...

The experiences of women with learning disabilities on contraception choice

A team from the Open University interviewed women with learning disabilities on their...
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Anticipatory prescribing for end of life care: a survey of community nurses in England

Anticipatory prescribing is increasingly common in the UK, yet little is known about nurses...

Health and wellness in rural Malawi: a health development initiative

A nurse-assisted, community-led health initiative, part of a Canadian-Irish project called ‘...

Steps to improve antihypertensive medication adherence

Optimal blood pressure control in patients with hypertension is the key to reduced risk of...

District nurse views on improving the transfer of care from hospital to home

The move towards healthcare being delivered predominantly in people’s own homes has been...

Using a stepped-care approach to help severely obese children and young people

Weight management is a game of chance for most children and young people, and is dependent...

Enabling supported self-management of wound care in a community setting

This article describes how adult community nursing teams in one NHS trust, Pennine Care...

Diabetes care: prevention in practice

Against the backdrop of ever-increasing numbers of people with type 2 diabetes, this article...

Paternal postnatal depression: an overview for primary healthcare professionals

Over the past three decades, there has been growing awareness and concern about the burden...

Gluten-related disorders

Gluten intolerance is thought to affect many people worldwide and results in a myriad of...

Role of the infection prevention and control link nurse

The role of the link nurse was introduced into infection prevention and control in the UK in...

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