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.

Carers’ experience of looking after a person with chronic obstructive respiratory...

Government policy recognises the need to support caregivers in the community to ease the...

Health promotion in NHS walk-in centres: a literature review

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

Managing constipation in primary care

The management of constipation can be challenging because it is often considered self-...

Impact of stroke: a functional, psychological report of an inner-city multiracial...

The provision of health services in inner cities is complex and must take account of...

Tackling vitamin D deficiency in children and at-risk families

This article considers the reasons for, and the consequences of, vitamin D deficiency, which...

Training practice nurses to care for people with severe mental illness

Practice nurses presently have little contact with people who have serious mental illness (...

Breast cancer awareness among an inner city group of Nigerian women

Nigerian women present with breast cancer at advanced stages when little treatment benefit...

How use of screen media affects the emotional development of infants

This article reviews the literature relating to the potential impact of exposure to screen...

The complex decision making needed in significant event analysis

In education and practice, significant event analysis is used increasingly to reflect on and...

End of life care: an educational pathway for community nurses

This article reports on an innovative educational pathway for district and community nurses...

Transferring research into practice in a rural public health setting

A national health campaign run throughout New Zealand between 2004 and 2006 brought changes...

Physical health checks for people with severe mental illness

Primary care practitioners are advised to provide annual physical health checks for people...

Use of solution-focused brief therapy to enhance therapeutic communication in patients...

Most people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) go undiagnosed and many of...

Violence in primary care

The Glasgow Challenging Behaviour Rehabilitation Service (CBRS) was developed to provide...

Intuitive eating for a healthy weight

Many dieters eventually end up weight cycling (yo-yo dieting) or overweight. This paradox...

Dry eye requires a little TLC – tear layer care

Many women in their late forties and older are referred to specialist ophthalmic nurse...

Development of advanced practice in the district nurse role

The aim of this literature review was to examine advanced practice in relation to the role...

Malnutrition: everyone’s problem

With existing cost pressures in the NHS there is now greater emphasis on innovation and new...

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