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.

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,...

Pregnancy-related telephone consultations to an out-of-hours provider: a retrospective...

Pregnant women generally have 24-hour access to advice from maternity services; they can...

The role of community nurses in preventing female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has become a major issue worldwide, including the UK, where...

Nurses’ role in helping offenders to adopt healthier lifestyles

The prison population in England and Wales is increasing and so is the requirement for...

Managing pregnancy-related pelvic floor dysfunction

Many women experience pelvic floor dysfunction at some time in their lives. Most commonly,...

Integrating wellbeing services in healthcare pathways

Spectrum Community Health Community Interest Company has set up a wellbeing team and devised...

Putting people with parkinson’s disease back in control

This article outlines how health and social care services need to enable people with...

Living with Parkinson’s disease in the community: improving assessments and...

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a long-term condition that affects patients’ and carers’ quality...

Putting the family at the centre of dementia care

Alongside growing longevity there has been an increase in the prevalence and incidence of...

The modern renaissance of the district nurse

As a profession, district nursing has experienced significant depletion in recent years...

Nurses in step with the smartphone generation

School-aged children are leading a communications revolution, with ways of getting in touch...

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