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Improving clinical reasoning in children’s nursing through narrative analysis

04 July 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


This article introduces the reader to the use of narratives to inform and enhance patient care. In this context narratives are specific stories about patient care...

Searching and critiquing the research literature

28 May 2014

Nursing Standard


This article explores how to search and critique the research literature. This involves explaining how to generate a robust literature review question, search...

Implementing spiritual care interventions

19 April 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

This article, the third and final in a series of three, discusses the implementation of spiritual care interventions by nurses. It describes how nurses can use...

Successful preceptorship of newly qualified nurses

04 December 2013

Nursing Standard


There is widespread recognition that many newly qualified nurses find it difficult to make the transition from completing their university course to taking up their...

Preceptorship of nurses in the community

29 April 2014

Primary Health Care


There is recognition that newly qualified nurses find it difficult to make the transition to registered nurse practice. The transition may be especially challenging...

Why nurses should use clinical reasoning to diagnose a cough

01 September 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Nurses in advanced roles make decisions and diagnoses on a daily basis as part of their role in general practice. Clinical reasoning and decision making are often...

Developing clinical reasoning and effective communication skills in advanced practice

24 December 2018

Nursing Standard


Clinical reasoning and effective communication are fundamental skills for nurses working at an advanced level of practice. Clinical reasoning processes are designed...

Promoting the 6Cs of nursing in patient assessment

02 July 2014

Nursing Standard


Recognising the deteriorating patient is an essential nursing skill, and structured frameworks should be in place to assist effective patient assessment. The aim of...

Applying critical thinking to nursing

19 August 2015

Nursing Standard


Critical thinking and writing are skills that are not easy to acquire. The term ‘critical’ is used differently in social and clinical contexts. Nursing students need...

Revalidation: implications for senior nurses

30 September 2015

Nursing Management


Revalidation replaces the current triennial self-declaration system of maintaining nurse registration. It involves a third-party affirmation process designed to...