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The nature of health and social care partnerships

28 January 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Partnership, often wrongly used interchangeably with ‘collaboration’ and ‘inter-agency working’, features regularly in government publications, and is often high on...

Health promotion for the oldest of old people

30 April 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore the factors that contribute to health promotion in the oldest old and the barriers that prevent it. Method A non-random...

Enhancing the experience of people with intellectual disabilities who access health care

27 June 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Increased life expectancy allied to increasing numbers of people with learning disabilities living in the community means that more people with learning disabilities...

Better communication in the emergency department

10 May 2011

Emergency Nurse


Background The emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) role has evolved since the 1980s, when it was introduced into emergency departments (EDs) in the UK (Tye 1997)....

Barriers to addressing childhood weight issues in acute care settings and how to overcome them

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

Excess weight and obesity in childhood is a global problem, with UK prevalence unfavourably high. Despite national policy recommendations and professional guidelines...

Factors that influence older people’s engagement with digital health technology

30 November 2017

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Digital health technology (DHT) encompasses a wide range of applications and interventions with the potential to address the health needs of an increasingly ageing...

Identifying barriers to pain management in long-term care

01 September 2013

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Aim The aim of this study was to identify barriers to optimal pain management in long-term care (LTC) from a nursing perspective. Method A quantitative,...

Lessons learned from conducting qualitative research in a hospital

26 November 2014

Nurse Researcher


Aim To examine unexpected barriers to the conduct of hospital research during a study of nurses’ activation of rapid response teams. Background We interviewed...

Nurse practitioner roles in Australian healthcare settings

01 May 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

There is evidence of support for nurse practitioner (NP) roles in national and international literature. However, despite this, and numerous Australian government...

Patient transfer from the intensive care unit to a general ward

01 November 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

The transfer of patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a general ward can present several challenges for nurses. Such patients are at high risk of adverse...