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Notes research

18 September 2002

Nursing Standard


The changeover from clinical nursing practice to research and clinical practice was challenging for me. As a BSc(Hons) specialist practitioner in orthopaedic...

Research notes

18 December 2002

Nursing Standard


Teaching, clinical practice and research are key parts of my post as lecturer practitioner in orthopaedic nursing. When I took up the job I was expected to complete...

Drug administration via nasogastric tube

01 September 2008

Paediatric Nursing

Short report

In 2005, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) highlighted concerns about the management of nasogastric tubes following reports of unnecessary deaths because of...

Exploring the voices of children and children’s nurses in hospital: implications for nursing practice

06 March 2023

Nursing Children and Young People

Hospital experiences

Children should have a voice in relation to all aspects of healthcare as respected and credible service users, a belief endorsed by the United Nations Convention on...

Pain assessment tools for the child with severe learning disability

06 March 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

This article aims to identify and critically review three pain assessment tools that have been recommended for use by the Royal College of Nursing (2009) in clinical...

Children’s nursing education: ‘the future characterised by paradoxes’

01 October 2007

Paediatric Nursing


According to Healthcare Futures 2010 (Warner et al 1998) the future for the nursing and midwifery professions will be characterised by a series of paradoxes. There...

Assessing registered nurses’ clinical skills in orthopaedics

27 June 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

The aim of this article is to explore the views of registered nurses undertaking the new Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), incorporating an...

Protecting the integrity of children and young people’s nursing as a distinct field of practice

07 May 2024

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

At certain points in nursing history, it has been necessary to make a case for children and young people to be cared for by specialist nurses educated to meet their...