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.

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...

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...

Gluten-related disorders

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

Health promotion interventions in walk-in centres

NHS walk-in centres (WICs) were opened in 2000 to modernise the NHS and increase...

Consensus opinion on compression therapy and venous ulcers

Venous leg ulcers cause significant problems for patients and can have a serious effect on...

How venous leg ulcers affect quality of life

The aim of this article is to explore the evidence surrounding the effect of venous leg...

Learning outcomes from an end of life care training programme

The Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA©) programme was designed by St Christopher’s...

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