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.

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...

Violence in primary care

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

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...

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...

Substance misuse services for patients with complex needs

In the past decade, primary care services have expanded in the clinical area of substance...

Why nurses should use clinical reasoning to diagnose a cough

Nurses in advanced roles make decisions and diagnoses on a daily basis as part of their role...

Introducing the Harris trolley: turning innovation into practice

When asked to set up a dedicated nurse-led leg ulcer clinic, community nurse Linda Harris...

Management of pertussis among pregnant women

The UK has experienced its worst outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in 20 years, with 13...

The practice nurse’s role in contraception choice

Contraception can play an important part in a woman’s life. Modern contraceptives provide a...

Changes to this year’s immunisation schedule

The Department of Health has made significant changes to the universal immunisation schedule...

Community placements for nursing students

This article explores the challenges involved in providing practice learning opportunities...

Addressing child poverty in Scotland: the role of nurses

Child poverty levels are a significant challenge and can lead to poor health outcomes...

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