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Coping with data in an ethnographic study

01 December 1995

Nurse Researcher


Traditionally, and as described in other articles in this issue, ethnography is a form of study pioneered by anthropologists.They examine the societies and customs...

A timely article from Belgium shows the way forward here

01 September 2009

Nursing Standard


The RCN policy unit put together a balanced briefing paper on assisted suicide and I believe the feedback on the consultation is a fair reflection of the range of...

RCN on the wrong course?

23 January 2008

Nursing Standard


► Last year the RCN announced it would be ending its higher education functions and offering its in-house and distance learning programmes through a partnership with...

Help to let go

20 February 2008

Nursing Standard


Nurses have always tried to ease the pain of death. In my own practice, in the 1970s and 1980s, once people with terminal diagnoses were at a certain point on their...

The living should be the priority

23 April 2008

Nursing Standard


We can safely assume that a resolution placed at number one on the RCN congress agenda is meant to garner everyone’s attention. It certainly got mine.

Rigorous governance, yes – but let’s get the controls right

01 September 2003

Nurse Researcher


We are pleased to introduce this issue of Nurse Researcher about research governance and ethics when interest in these matters is so high. In the UK this can be...

Research philosophy and Socrates: rediscovering the birth of phenomenology

01 October 2008

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

The number of phenomenological studies published in nursing journals is rising, perhaps because phenomenology provides answers to or insights into important...

Genetic haemochromatosis: diagnosis and treatment of an iron overload disorder

20 September 2022

Nursing Standard


Genetic haemochromatosis is a potentially serious iron overload disorder, yet there is a lack of awareness of the condition among the public and many healthcare...

An analysis of delegation styles among newly qualified nurses

15 February 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Aim The aim of this research was to explore how newly qualified nurses learn to organise, delegate and supervise care in hospital wards when working with and...

Measuring competence, self-reported competence and self-efficacy in pre-registration students

23 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To measure competence, self-reported competence and self-efficacy; explore any differences between cohorts and student entry criteria; and explore the...