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Literature searching for systematic reviews

02 July 1997

Nursing Standard

Professional development

Literature reviews play an important role in summarising current knowledge and informing clinical practice and future research. Historically, nurses have conducted...

Clinical decisions: defining meaning through focus groups

04 February 1998

Nursing Standard

Research

Clinical decision making is a nursing skill central to the daily activities of patient care. It is, however, a concept that is poorly defined. In the process of...

Learning how to undertake a systematic review: part 2

25 August 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article, the second in a two-part series, continues to describe the stages involved in conducting a systematic review. The article discusses how to select and...

Revisiting Mandell’s ‘least adult’ role and engaging with children’s voices in research

20 April 2012

Nurse Researcher

A&S Science

Aim This paper is intended to re-examine Mandell’s classic work on the ‘least adult’ role and to show that the principles that underpin Mandell’s work are useful if...

Evidence-based practice: is patient satisfaction evidence?

26 August 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Patient satisfaction is a popular way of evaluating nursing practice, but there are doubts about its reliability and validity. This article describes a study which...

Grounded theory: issues for research in nursing

16 September 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The grounded theory approach to research appears to be well suited to providing nurses with understanding of social behaviours so that they can enhance patient care....

Learning how to undertake a systematic review: part 2

25 August 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article, the second in a two-part series, continues to describe the stages involved in conducting a systematic review. The article discusses how to select and...

Action research in the care of patients with sexual anxieties

16 December 1998

Nursing Standard

Research

Nurses are familiar with patients who appear to need excessive analgesia as inpatients, or women who, apparently reasonably, continue to avoid vaginal examination...

Black on black: methodological issues for black researchers working in minority ethnic communities

01 July 2002

Nurse Researcher

General

In this article the insider-outsider debate is used to explore the contradictions and responsibilities faced by a black researcher working in black and minority...

The evaluation of multimedia learning packages in the education of health professionals: experience of a musculoskeletal examination package

01 April 2004

Nurse Researcher

General

The last 20 years have seen rapid technological developments within the field of information technology. The internet, sophisticated software packages and increased...