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.

Neurofibromatosis and the role of the specialist adviser

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic condition that mainly involves the nervous system. There...

Ghanaian nurses’ knowledge of invasive procedural pain and its effect on children,...

Aim To explore Ghanaian nurses’ knowledge of invasive procedural pain in children who are in...

Efficacy and safety of cannabis for treating children with refractory epilepsy

The aim of this literature review was to examine the evidence base for the safety and...

Multi-agency practice for developing a blended diet for children fed via gastrostomy

The administration of a blended diet via a gastrostomy tube to children with complex needs...

Risk factors for childhood obesity: a data analysis of the Welsh Health Survey

Background The prevalence of childhood obesity in Wales is 12%. It has been estimated that...

Assessment of Northern Jordanian adolescents’ knowledge and attitudes towards asthma

Background Asthma is a chronic illness of the airways that can cause a persistent cough. The...

Understanding the nurse’s role in identifying children with intellectual disability

The early diagnosis of children who have intellectual disability (ID) is crucial to ensuring...

Evaluation of a drop-in clinic for young people with attention deficit hyperactivity...

Aims To implement and evaluate a nurse-led, multi-agency drop-in clinic for young people...

Barriers to addressing childhood weight issues in acute care settings and how to...

Excess weight and obesity in childhood is a global problem, with UK prevalence unfavourably...

Experiences of a child and adolescent mental health service

Aim To explore the experiences of children, young people and their families attending their...

Mental health and well-being of parents caring for a ventilator-dependent child

An integrative literature review was undertaken to determine the social and emotional...

Comforting measures described by staff working in paediatric units

Aim Children with cancer identify staff members, who work with them in paediatric units, as...

Why adolescents need their parents during admission to hospital for elective surgery

The literature about adolescence and healthcare tends to focus on the quest for independence...

Understanding the physiology of sleep and promoting effective routines with infants in...

Sleep is a biological necessity. Infants are unique individuals and what can be regarded as...

Buddies Not Bullies: an approach to bullying prevention education in preschool children...

Bullying is a traumatic event and has been observed among children as young as four years...

Parents’ perceptions of influenza and why they accept or decline the nasal vaccine for...

Background Nasal influenza vaccine is offered each year to all children from age two to...

Examining evidence on dog bite injuries and their management in children

Dog bites are common injuries in children. The effects of such injuries can be devastating...

Engagement and effective information provision to promote recovery from depression

Mental illness is the number one health issue facing 14-25 year olds in England, which...

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