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Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Matilda the Musical: the potential value of the arts in children’s nursing education

Matilda the Musical: the potential value of the arts in children’s nursing education

Musical theatre is a valid way of teaching a difficult topic, such as safeguarding children

Clinical holding: ethical guidance for children’s nurses working in the UK

Clinical holding: ethical guidance for children’s nurses working in the UK

An ethical framework is proposed comprising four levels of value-based interventions

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Children’s and parents’ views about using mobile phones to support outdoor play

Children’s and parents’ views about using mobile phones to support outdoor play

Background The mobile phone is significant in the lives of UK middle-school children aged 7-...

An online international learning project in an undergraduate children’s nursing programme

An online international learning project in an undergraduate children’s nursing...

Internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC) is a focus for higher education institutions....

Retained primitive reflexes in children, clinical implications and targeted home-based interventions

Retained primitive reflexes in children, clinical implications and targeted home-based...

This article discusses problems such as learning difficulties and behavioural problems that...

Improving asthma care for children and young people through reflection

Improving asthma care for children and young people through reflection

Asthma is a common condition, but there is evidence that it is not always managed well in...

Recognition and management of food allergy in children

Recognition and management of food allergy in children

Incidence of food allergy has been increasing and is more commonly seen in children....

Treatment and management of seven children with fractured femurs experiencing night terrors in hospital: a case study

Treatment and management of seven children with fractured femurs experiencing night...

This article reports on seven cases of night terror disorder in children with no previous...

Predictors of uncertainty in parents of children living with chronic conditions

Predictors of uncertainty in parents of children living with chronic conditions

Background Uncertainty in illness implies no meaning has been attributed to an illness event...

Development and evaluation of play specialist documentation in a New Zealand hospital

Development and evaluation of play specialist documentation in a New Zealand hospital

Background Play specialists work closely with doctors and nurses to improve outcomes and the...

Transition

Preparing young people with complex needs and their families for transition to adult...

Improving survival rates for children and young people with complex health needs requires a...

Communication skills: placement reflections of a children’s nursing student

Communication skills: placement reflections of a children’s nursing student

Reflection is a natural human activity. It is important for nursing students during practice...

Meeting the psychosocial needs of adolescents and their families during a diagnosis of...

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), an oncological condition affecting blood-producing...

Effects of watching cartoons on pain scores in children undergoing venepuncture

Background Children experience pain and restlessness during invasive procedures. Aim To...

Pain assessment in paediatric intensive care: the Italian COMFORT behaviour scale

Background Assessment of pain in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) is crucial to...

Indications for chest X-rays in children and how to obtain and interpret them

Chest X-ray (CXR) is one of the most common radiological investigations undertaken in...

Reflection on the assessment and care of a child with osteogenesis imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare genetic condition that causes bones to become brittle...

Parents’ experiences of receiving an antenatal versus postnatal diagnosis of complex...

Background The time point at which parents receive a diagnosis of congenital heart disease (...

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