Clinical

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.

Pain assessment in paediatric intensive care

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

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...

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)

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 congenital heart disease

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 (...

The relationship between physical activity and diet, and overweight and obesity, in young people

The relationship between physical activity and diet, and overweight and obesity, in...

Background Childhood obesity has a worldwide association with serious health problems and...

Supporting fathers who want to be involved in providing healthcare for their child

Supporting fathers who want to be involved in providing healthcare for their child

An increasing number of fathers want to be involved in providing healthcare for their child...

Transition and transfer of young people with cystic fibrosis to adult care

Transition and transfer of young people with cystic fibrosis to adult care

Treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) remains arduous and time-consuming, with young people in...

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Parents’ views on preparation to care for extremely premature infants at home

Parents’ views on preparation to care for extremely premature infants at home

Aim To gain insight into the post-discharge experiences of parents in relation to the...

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Youth forum

Work of the NHS England Youth Forum and its effect on health services

Aim To examine the role of members of the NHS England Youth Forum (NHSEYF) and the...

Child

An exploratory study investigating perceptions, opinions and experiences of...

Aim To explore perceptions, opinions and experiences of safeguarding education within pre-...

nursing students

A multisite evaluation of readiness to transition to newly qualified nurse in a cohort...

Background The post-qualifying and preceptorship period in nursing has been well-researched...

Gaming

Parent-child relationships and self‑control in male university students’ desire to play...

Aim To determine the relationship between the parent-child relationship, self-control and...

An enquiry into young men at risk of suicide in the UK

Men are at a higher risk of suicide; 70% of people who die by suicide are men. By exploring...

Development of a paediatric short-stay observation and assessment unit

In recent years children’s emergency admissions have risen by 18%. In 2011 a team at a city...

A nursing student’s reflective account of decision-making in a school nursing setting

Reflection is integral to professional revalidation and enhancing nursing practice; it is an...

Parents’ views on toilet training: a cross-sectional study in Flanders

Aims The goals of this research were to investigate parents’ perceptions of toilet training...

Sickle cell anaemia and the experiences of young people living with the condition

Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is a life-threatening haemoglobin disorder acknowledged for its...

Acute burns management: placement reflections of a children’s nursing student

Reflection can help nurses make sense of their clinical surroundings and understand risks,...

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