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Writing, researching and reflexivity in nursing history

01 February 1998

Nurse Researcher

Researching nursing’s history

How does one become a researcher? Is the practice of history best learned through experience of the practice of scholarship and investigation? Is historiography an...

Training is needed but not at the cost of staff competition

15 April 2015

Nursing Standard


In his report for cross-party think-tank Civitas, healthcare researcher Edmund Stubbs argues that insufficient investment in training is to blame for the over...

We must speak of hope as well as catastrophe

23 August 2017

Nursing Standard


Al Gore, the former US vice-president and now campaigner on climate change, has just released a follow-up to his groundbreaking 2006 documentary An Inconvenient...

Open AccessNurse staffing impacts on patient and nurse outcomes

30 September 2020

Nursing Standard


Although it’s always been obvious that there has to be a link between nurse staffing levels and quality of patient care, it wasn’t until the 1990s that research led...

Academic bandwagon

15 April 1998

Nursing Standard

News comment

WE HAVE been following the debate in Nursing Standards Opinion and Letters pages about whether nursing is suffering acreeping academicising.

The National Health Service - A Political History

28 August 2002

Nursing Standard

Book review

This second edition of Webster’s classic includes new and updated chapters on ‘The new age of Labour’ and the experience of being in continuous revolution. The...

Research revealed

26 July 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim The objective of this study was to investigate nursing research, including topics, funding and publication. Method A database of published biomedical research...

Between the lines

10 December 2003

Nursing Standard


IT IS a common belief that nurses are poor at implementing research. Many nurses feel alienated by the style of scientific publications. To see how far this is true...

An alliance for action on climate change

25 November 2015

Nursing Standard


In 1988 the United Nations formed the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, charged with documenting the impacts of climate change and formulating realistic...

Decent proposals

15 January 2003

Nursing Standard


DESPITE WELCOME new funding, the field of nursing and allied health professional (AHP) research is still highly competitive. This article draws on lessons from the...