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.

Evaluating a specialist nurse’s role in a general paediatric surgical team

A surgical care practitioner (SCP) is a registered nurse or allied health professional who,...

Understanding the effect of miliary tuberculosis through the experience of one young...

In the UK, tuberculosis (TB) is on the increase. Miliary TB affects the lungs and can leave...

Health visiting and its role in addressing the nutritional needs of children in the...

The first known UK health visitor post was established in 1862, in response to the living...

Paediatric early warning scores on a children’s ward: a quality improvement initiative

The aim of this quality improvement initiative was to incorporate a paediatric early warning...

Best practice injection technique for children and young people with diabetes

Children and young people who manage diabetes with injection therapy are at risk of using a...

Understanding nurses’ and parents’ perceptions of family-centred care

Aim To explore and compare differences between parents’ and nurses’ perceptions of family-...

What parents of children with cystic fibrosis expect of educational events

The aim of this study was to evaluate a parent/carer hospital-based educational event and...

Development of competent children’s ward co-ordinators

Taking charge of a clinical shift on a ward is daunting for newly qualified staff nurses....

Stigmatising feelings and disclosure apprehension among children with epilepsy

Despite worldwide campaigns to enhance public awareness, understanding and acceptability of...

Innovative approach to providing 24/7 palliative care for children

This study outlines an innovative, English hospice-based service that provides 24/7 care for...

Family-focused children’s end of life care in hospital and at home

An increasing number of children and young people require end of life care, and providing...

Multidisciplinary meetings as an effective clinical intervention

When used well, multidisciplinary meetings can function in the same way as other clinical...

Giving hope to families in palliative care and implications for practice

Caring for a dying child and the family is one of the greatest nursing challenges. The way...

What it means to be the parent of a child with a disability or complex health need

Aim To explore how parents of children with disabilities and complex health needs make sense...

The case for a children’s multidisciplinary food allergy clinic

In the UK, up to 6% of children are affected by food allergy. Accurate diagnosis,...

Support requirements of parents caring for a child with disability and complex health...

Aim To investigate the experiences of parents of children with complex health needs in...

Service user input in pre-registration children’s nursing education

The Nursing and Midwifery Council pre-registration standards include service user...

Meeting the needs of siblings of children with life-limiting illnesses

Siblings of children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses can face a number of...

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