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Disseminating research

14 July 2015

Nurse Researcher


THE THEME of this edition of Nurse Researcher, ‘disseminating research’, is pertinent to researchers across the career spectrum and tackles two important issues:...

Ethnography and nursing research: a critical appraisal

01 December 1995

Nurse Researcher


Ethnography has been known and used in anthropology for nearly a century, but it is essentially new in nursing (1). Its popularity for nursing research is increasing...

Working in partnership with patients and carers

07 December 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Health policy and healthcare professional guidelines promote patient and carer involvement, which includes working in partnership with service users in all aspects...

Promoting and evaluating scientific rigour in qualitative research

15 July 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores perspectives on qualitative research and the variety of views concerning rigour in the research process. Evaluating and ensuring the quality of...

Childhood accidents: the A&E nurses’ role

22 June 1994

Nursing Standard

Clinical health promotion

Childhood accidents are a common health problem encountered in A&E. This ankle highlights the importance of A&E nurses giving effective advice to parents prior to...

A review of pain assessment tools

24 February 1993

Nursing Standard

Clinical pain management

According to Walker and Campbell (1), pain assessment and control should be a priority within nursing. Yet pain may often be underassessed and unrelieved (2,3), and...

Things can only get better

06 June 2012

Nursing Standard


Through the quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) agenda, the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement aims to help its staff work more...

Exchanging focus groups for individual interviews when collecting qualitative data

11 April 2019

Nurse Researcher

Data collection

Background Focus group data are created through interactions between participants whereas data from individual interviews are created through a dialogue between the...

Transactional analysis: how to improve communication skills

22 May 1996

Nursing Standard


Effective communication and the management of interpersonal relationships are essential features in the development of skilled and competent practitioners....

Raising awareness of patient dignity

03 October 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Maintaining patient dignity is an important aspect of nursing care. However, the behaviour of nurses and other healthcare professionals may affect delivery of...