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Identifying patients at risk of neutropenic sepsis

06 July 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

An audit of mortality figures for patients undergoing chemotherapy for urothelial malignancies identified three deaths as a result of neutropenic sepsis in the...

Developing a spirometry protocol for children and young people

11 February 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

The practicalities of obtaining technically acceptable spirometry results with children and young people demand a protocol that follows national guidance and is...

The mark of responsibility

23 November 2010

Nursing Standard


A system to identify potential abuse in small babies has been developed by a nurse and doctor in Hampshire.

Ethical challenges in qualitative research: examples from practice

22 October 2010

Nurse Researcher

A&S Science

This article examines the many ethical challenges that are specific to qualitative research. These challenges concern the issues of informed consent procedures, the...

Protocol for a block randomised controlled trial of an intervention to improve heart failure care

21 March 2016

Nurse Researcher

Cultural relevance

Aim To describe the design of a randomised controlled trial conducted to evaluate a culturally tailored, nurse-led educational intervention. Background Self-care...

So you think you’ve designed an effective recruitment protocol?

22 March 2017

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Recruiting acutely ill patients to participate in research can be challenging. This paper outlines the difficulties the first author encountered in a...

A lifeline for refugees

28 April 2009

Nursing Standard


Refugee camps can exist for decades, with few permanent nurses and medics. A United Nations’ programme is providing educational and reference material via mobile...

Systematic reviews

15 April 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Despite the increasing popularity of systematic reviews, there remains a need to ensure that they are conducted rigorously and provide an objective critical summary...

Planning a research project

11 March 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The planning stage of any research project is one of the most important stages in the research process. This article offers insight into the important issues a...