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Research literacy: an essential prerequisite for knowledge-led practice

01 September 1993

Nurse Researcher

Issues in research

Fitting to the theme of this first issue of Nurse Researcher, this article examines what the recently published Strategy for Research in Nursing, Midwifery and...

Planning and managing a research project to time

01 November 1997

Nurse Researcher

The reality of research

Nowadays all nurses are expected to be critical readers and active users of research. But not all nurses are expected to do research. Planning and undertaking a...

Nursing research at the University of Edinburgh

21 August 1996

Nursing Standard


The Department of Nursing Studies at the University of Edinburgh was the first university-based centre for nursing in Europe and, in 1996, it celebrates its 40th...

Issues in case study analysis

01 January 2000

Nurse Researcher

A&S Science

This paper provides a realistic, first hand account of undertaking case study research in the context of a four-centre investigation of hip fracture care. Such...

Chemotherapy- induced hair loss

12 June 1991

Nursing Standard

Clinical oncology

Chemotherapy is an increasingly common treatment for many forms of cancer and, for some, it has proved enormously successful. However, this success has been tempered...

Discharge planning for elderly patients

15 September 1993

Nursing Standard

Clinical elderly care

Discharge planning fur older patients is gaining recognition as a process requiring improvement. Demographic changes have produced an increasing population of...

Community nurses & discharge planning

16 February 1994

Nursing Standard

Clinical community nursing

The role of community nurses in discharge planning for elderly patients leaving hospital is of increasing importance in the wake of the NHS and Community Care Act...

Open AccessAn enduring legacy: contributions of Royal College of Nursing fellows to nursing science

07 September 2020

Nursing Standard

RCN fellows

Background The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) initiated a fellowship programme in 1976 as a means of recognising outstanding registered nurses who have demonstrated...

Open AccessIntroduction

30 September 2020

Nursing Standard


The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) confers its highest award – a Fellowship – in recognition of exceptional commitment to advancing the science and practice of...