Journal of Clinical Nursing
© John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Debra Jackson Editors: Sue Barnason, Carol Haigh, Leslie Gelling and Graeme D Smith
Impact Factor: 1.384
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 31/114 (Nursing (Social Science)); 34/116 (Nursing (Science))
Online ISSN: 1365-2702
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The primacy of the biosciences: a forgotten priority in nurse education?
Globally, clinical nurses are required to have a comprehensive understanding of both basic and applied human biology (NMC 2010). However, there appears to be little evidence, or consensus, as to the appropriate level or depth of bioscience education in preregistration nursing curricula.
Read more here.
Special Issue - Cultural Issues - Call for Papers
The Journal of Clinical Nursing is calling for papers for two special issues:
Fundamental Care – the last evidence-free zone?
This issue will highlight the issues around fundamental care from both patient and professional perspectives, in particular addressing the gaps in our understanding and knowledge. Read more here.
The deadline for submissions is 28th February 2017.
Cultural Issues in Nursing and Health Care. Culture has a powerful influence on health care and experiences of health care, with some communities experiencing poorer morbidity and mortality, and finding accessing health care challenging. This special issue will highlight the health and healthcare experiences of what are often very marginalised groups of people.
Nurses frequently research sensitive issues, and the nature of nursing research means that nurse researchers are often exposed to accounts of distressing, troubling, traumatic and sometimes unresolved experiences of research participants. Ethics committees frequently focus on the potential for distress and trauma to research participants and like to see a plan in place to meet the needs of any research participants who may experience distress in recounting their experiences. However, as Taylor et al highlight in this paper, rather less attention is focussed on potential for vicarious trauma to researchers. Findings reported in this paper reveal a lack of focus on the potential for vicarious trauma to nurse researchers, and others involved in handling sensitive data, and highlight a need for nurse researchers to address the potential for vicarious trauma when designing research protocols for projects dealing with sensitive areas. The authors provide a framework for vicarious trauma in research that could assist researchers in recognising the potential for trauma to themselves and others who may be involved in handling the data. This awareness and recognition would allow suitable protective measures to be integrated into the study design and minimise potential harm as a result of vicarious trauma.
Professor Debra Jackson