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RCN study of nursing care project

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Research Society under the auspices of the RCN, and thanks to the sterling work of Susan McGann and Fiona Bourne in RCN Archives, these reports have been digitised to enable the greater dissemination of these seminal pieces of work.

The study of nursing care research project 1970-1975

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Series one

Series two

Alphabetical listing

  • Anderson, E.R. (1973) The role of the nurse: views of the patient, nurse and doctor in some general hospitals in England, London: Royal College of Nursing. (The study of nursing care project reports, series 2 no. 1)
  • Franklin, B. L. (1974) Patient anxiety on admission to hospital, London: Royal College of Nursing. (The study of nursing care project reports, series 1 no. 5)
  • Hawthorn, P. J. (1974) Nurse - I want my mummy! London: Royal College of Nursing. (The study of nursing care project reports, series 1 no. 3)
  • Hayward, J. (1975) Information - a prescription against pain, London: RCN (The study of nursing care project reports, series 2, no. 5)
  • Hunt, J. M. (1974) The teaching and practice of surgical dressings in three hospitals, London: Royal College of Nursing. (The study of nursing care project reports, series 1 no.6)
  • Inman, U. (1975) Towards a theory of nursing care: an account of the RCN/DHSS research project "the study of nursing care", London: Royal College of Nursing. (The study of nursing care project reports: concluding monograph)
  • Jones, D. C. (1975) Food for thought: a descriptive study of the nutritional nursing care of unconscious patients in general hospitals, London: Royal College of Nursing. (The study of nursing care project reports, series 2 no. 4)
  • Lelean, S. R. (1973) Ready for report nurse?: a study of nursing communication in hospital wards, London: Royal College of Nursing. (The study of nursing care project reports, series 2 no. 2)
  • McFarlane, J. K. (1970) The proper study of the nurse: an account of the first two years of a research project "The study of nursing care", including a study of the relevant background literature, London: Royal College of Nursing.(The study of nursing care project reports, series 1 Introduction)
  • Munday, A. (1973) Physiological measures of anxiety in hospital patients, London: Royal College of Nursing. (The study of nursing care project reports, series 2 No. 3)
  • Roberts, I. (1975) Discharged from hospital, London: Royal College of Nursing. (The study of nursing care project reports, series 2 no. 1)
  • Smith, S. H. (1972) Nil by mouth?: a descriptive study of nursing care in relation to pre-operative fasting, London: Royal College of Nursing.(The study of nursing care project reports, series 1 no. 1)
  • Stockwell, F. (1972) The unpopular patient, London: Royal College of Nursing. (The study of nursing care project reports, series 1 no. 2)
  • Wright, L. (1974) Bowel function in hospital patients, London: Royal College of Nursing. (The study of nursing care project reports, series 1 no. 4)

 

Prepared by Hazel Atlass 26 November 2004, updated July 2008