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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.

Enhancing the care of children and young people with mental health issues

Children’s nurses require education and training in mental health to provide optimal care

Injection site assessment for lipohypertrophy in children with type 1 diabetes

It is vital that nurses understand the importance of injection site assessment

Does parental anxiety affect children’s pain perception during intravenous cannulation?

Children’s nurses can help parents manage anxiety to reduce the traumatic effect on children

In the child’s best interests: should life be sustained when further treatment is...

The concept of medical futility and withdrawal of care for children in intensive care units

The implementation of family-witnessed resuscitation in children and young people

Exploring the evidence for and against the practice of family-witnessed resuscitation

A position statement about predictive genetic testing among children

Genetic testing of children to predict the future risk of illness remains controversial

Development and validation of the Children’s Competence in Decision-Making Scale

Developing a tool to measure competence in the decision-making process in children aged 8-12

Withdrawal of treatment from critically ill children: legal and ethical issues

The complex issues involved in the care of children who receive life-sustaining treatment

Approaches to community-based palliative care provision by children’s hospices in the UK

Meeting the needs of children with palliative conditions and those of their families

Adolescent safeguarding: a review of the literature

Key themes are identified: adolescent life course, risk and vulnerability, and safeguarding

Early recognition and treatment of Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children

Nurses should be aware of the presentation and pathophysiology of Henoch-Schönlein purpura

Use of storytelling and audio podcasts in qualitative research

This article discusses the author’s experiences of using an audio podcast to guide and...

Parents’ decision-making about attending an emergency department with their child

Evaluation to explain frequent ED attendance and indicate potential redesigns to services

The importance of protocol-based eye care in the paediatric intensive care unit

With eye care education, nurses can look out for any warning signs of injury or infection

Primary school children’s participation in selecting children’s nursing students

Partnerships between universities and schools can have many mutually beneficial outcomes

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

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

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

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