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Valuing compassion through definition and measurement

02 February 2011

Nursing Management


The Leadership in Compassionate Care programme aims to embed compassionate care in practice and education. This article describes a project within the programme that...

Action research: changing nursing practice

03 June 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes action research as a methodology and gives two examples of its application to nursing and health services research. Action research is...

The role of discharge co-ordinator in oncology

07 April 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Aim To explore, develop and support the role of discharge co-ordinator. Method Data were collected from multiple sources in the framework of an action research study...

Nursing care following trauma: a cognitive behavioural approach

01 November 2003

Mental Health Practice


Psychological distress is common following trauma. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has a community prevalence of between 0.4 per cent and 2 per cent (Davidson...

Using group reflection in an action research study

01 January 2009

Nurse Researcher

A&S Science

This paper will discuss the outcomes when group reflection was used to identify participants’ learning in an action research study, the purpose of which was to...

Improving patient satisfaction with a sexual health service

13 June 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes how staff working in a genitourinary medicine (GUM) department improved its service for patients. The article outlines an action research...

Recovery in a high secure hospital in England

12 May 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article focuses on one of the three high secure hospitals in England. All the patients are male and all have a diagnosis of mental illness, personality disorder...

Participatory action research for women with anorexia nervosa

18 May 2016

Nurse Researcher

Research in action

Aim To discuss the application of the principles of participatory action research (PAR) in a project that developed and evaluated a mentor-mentee support programme...

Illustrating triangulation in mixed-methods nursing research

01 April 2005

Nurse Researcher


Graham R Williamson discusses the concept of triangulation in data collection and analysis in mixed-methods research, and reflects upon how this contributed to a...

An action research approach to practice, service and legislative change

01 November 2013

Nurse Researcher

Service redesign

Aims To describe the action research approach taken to engage a multidisciplinary group of health professionals and managers from five rural health services with...