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Midazolam and epilepsy in people with learning disabilities

01 March 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Practice & research

This article, based on an undergraduate dissertation, consists of a literature review to identify, contextualise and critique the body of evidence relating to the...

Attitudes of primary care team to diagnosing dementia

25 April 2010

Nursing Older People


Healthcare professionals in primary care are gatekeepers to specialist services and are important in terms of ensuring access to community support and appropriate...

Alzheimer’s disease: the psychological and physical effects of the caregiver’s role. Part 1

01 May 2008

Nursing Older People


Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can cause emotional, psychological and physical problems. In most cases of Alzheimer’s disease, at least two individuals...

How to synthesise original findings back into the literature: a reintroduction to concurrent analysis

30 April 2020

Nurse Researcher


Background All studies need to integrate their findings back into the literature to explain how the new knowledge changes understanding. This process can be...

A practical overview of the processes involved in conducting a systematic review

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

With an increasing focus on evidence-based practice in healthcare, it is important that nurses understand the principles underlying systematic reviews. Systematic...

The public health role of learning disability nurses: a review of the literature

01 May 2009

Learning Disability Practice


Kay Mafuba examines the literature on learning disability nurses’ role in public health. He identifies methodological shortcomings and highlights gaps in knowledge...

Intermediate care: policy rhetoric or an effective strategy? A review of the literature

01 May 2005

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

The definition of intermediate care has broadened from a range of services designed to ease the transition from hospital to home, and from medical dependence to...

Attitudes to smoking and smoking cessation among nurses

28 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article presents a literature review on smoking rates among nurses and the nursing role in promoting smoking cessation worldwide. Findings included wide...

Clinical decision-making in cardiac nursing: a review of the literature

29 November 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Clinical decision-making is an integral part of the professional nurse’s role. This literature review aims to determine the present evidence available on clinical...

Adverse effects of overcrowding on patient experience and care

09 December 2010

Emergency Nurse


There has been much investigation into the causes and management of overcrowding, but little about how it affects care delivery. The author therefore undertook a...