Journal of Clinical Nursing

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Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Debra Jackson Editors: Sue Barnason, Carol Haigh, Leslie Gelling and Graeme D Smith

Impact Factor: 1.233

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 28/105 (Nursing (Social Science)); 32/107 (Nursing (Science))

Online ISSN: 1365-2702

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Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective is this year’s theme selected by the International Council of Nursing (ICN).

Sue Barnason reflects on this year’s theme:
Since 1974, International Nurses day has been celebrated on May 12th in honor of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. As the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale’s nursing contributions exemplify the essence of nursing. This year’s International Nurses day theme resonates as both timely and relevant to nursing practice. In reflecting on practice initiatives taking place in nursing today, two of the leading care effective and cost effective practices are related to adequacy of nurse staffing and use of evidence-based nursing care for improved patient outcomes. Nurse driven practices that improve patient outcomes and healthcare work environment are prominent in the nursing research literature…

Read the post in full and two new JCN papers here.

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Read the latest Virtual Issue: on The Carer's Experience edited by Leslie Gelling

The Carer's Experience
The days when carers, parents and family members were only allowed to visit patients in hospital for a short period of time each day have now long gone. It is now widely accepted that caring for a patient without also considering the needs of those close to them can have serious implications for both patients and their relatives. There has now been much research published exploring how carers can be involved in patient care and what health care professionals might do to improve the carer’s experience when a family member is ill.. Read the articles for free here.

Special Issue: Call for Papers

Special Issue: LGBTI Health

The Journal of Clinical Nursing is seeking original research, review papers, exploration of methodical issues and discursive papers addressing nursing issues for LGBTI people. All papers should be submitted using the online submission service, Scholar One Manuscripts, available here. Papers should be prepared according to the Journal of Clinical Nursing Author Guidelines, which can be found here. The deadline for these submissions is 01st November 2015. For more information, please see the call for papers here

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