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.

Dragons’ Den: promoting healthcare research and innovation

The changing health and social care landscape, and, in particular, the financial challenges...

Lessons from school: what nurse leaders can learn from education

The drive to improve quality in the education sector is similar to that in health care, and...

Illness prevention in the NHS five year forward view

Illness prevention is a priority for the NHS Mandate and the Five Year Forward View, and...

Nutritional habits and cognitive performance of older adults

Healthy nutritional habits, including drinking plenty of water and maintaining hydration,...

Evidence-based development in nurse-led interprofessional teams

Team-based care is often described as the best way to provide health care. However the...

How nurses contribute to medicines reconciliation

The process of obtaining an up-to-date and accurate patient medication list, medicines...

Staff perceptions of patient visibility systems in acute care settings

Patient care visibility technology systems provide real-time information about patient...

Factors that influence nurses’ job satisfaction: a literature review

Job satisfaction has become a critical issue for healthcare organisations in recent years,...

Specific standards of care for adults with intellectual disabilities

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID) represent a small but...

Early warning scores: a sign of deterioration in patients and systems

The early warning score system is a decision-making tool that has a simple design, yet its...

A framework to support the revalidation process

In January 2016, all registered nurses and midwives will be required to revalidate their...

Effects of advanced practitioners’ learning in one hospital

A master of science degree course in advanced practice (health and social care) was launched...

Hospital nurses’ working conditions in relation to motivation and patient safety

There is a lack of empirical knowledge about nurses’ perceptions of their workplace...

Double-checking high-risk medications in acute settings: a safer process

There is a need to reduce medication errors, and one way of achieving this for high-risk...

Educating nursing students in clinical leadership

One of the goals of nursing education is to develop caring and responsible nurses with...

Organisational commitment in nurses: is it dependent on age or education?

In hospitals in the United States, the ratio of nurses to patients is declining, resulting...

Quality assurance tool: taking a whole-system approach

The London Cancer Alliance (LCA) has developed the Quality Clinical Board Exception Report (...

Making the business case for innovation

In the current financial climate it is important for nurse leaders to be able to develop and...

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