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.

Antimicrobial resistance: a growing crisis

Infectious diseases account for a substantial proportion of deaths worldwide. Much of the...

Granulated sugar treatment for leg ulcers: a case report

The use of sugar in the treatment of wounds dates back to Ancient Egypt. This article begins...

Developing resilience to tackle health and social inequalities

Resilience has become a popular way to promote health and wellbeing, not just among patients...

Risk of acute kidney injury in people with heart failure

Heart failure is a complex chronic medical condition that has a significant impact on life...

How district nurses can influence organisational effectiveness in the community

With the government continuing to focus on improving the patient experience and moving care...

Lived experiences of fibromyalgia

This phenomenological study explored the lived experience of people diagnosed with...

Shifting care from hospital to home: a qualitative study

A study was undertaken to understand how primary healthcare professionals and hospital...

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...

Self-management plans for people with deteriorating asthma

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

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...

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