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sexual issues and people with a learning disability

01 April 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Neville Parkes used a focus group approach to explore what staff think about the expression of sexuality among people with learning disabilities

Dilemmas of focus group recruitment and implementation: a pilot perspective

01 January 2007

Nurse Researcher

Focus

In this paper, Isis Lioba Howatson-Jones reviews some of the dilemmas experienced in arranging focus groups, particularly for the novice researcher, and draws upon a...

Focus groups: principles and process

01 April 2009

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

Focus groups have been used by researchers in the social and behavioural sciences for more than 80 years. In particular, they have been used in fields as disparate...

Nurses’ perceptions of care received by older people with mental health issues in an acute hospital environment

10 December 2008

Nursing Older People

Clinical

A qualitative methodology using focus groups was used to access the views of 14 nurses in one NHS trust about caring for older people with mental health issues in an...

Focus groups in nursing research: an appropriate method or the latest fad?

01 January 2007

Nurse Researcher

Focus

The use of focus groups as a method of nursing research has increased substantially over the past 20 years. In this paper, Brenda Happell describes a review of...

Reconciling methodological approaches of survey and focus group

01 October 2009

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

The aim of research, be it qualitative or quantitative is either to predict, describe or explain a phenomena and add to the body of knowledge within the context of a...

Seeing both the forest and the trees: a process for tracking individual responses in focus group interviews

01 October 2009

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

Focus groups are a popular component of nursing research. While they have their advantages, a number of disadvantages are apparent, such as the difficulty involved...

Problem-based learning in pre-registration mental health nursing: the student experience

09 September 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore the use of problem-based learning (PBL) in the education and training of pre-registration mental health nurses. Method The...

Measuring compassionate care: views of healthcare staff

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Aim Aim To explore healthcare professionals' views of measuring compassionate care. Method Method As part of a grounded theory study participants, who were...

Qualitative research

25 March 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Qualitative research has an important role in helping nurses and other healthcare professionals understand patient experiences of health and illness. Qualitative...