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.

How professionals should communicate with children who have mental healthcare needs

Young people with mental health needs are often cared for on children’s wards by generalist...

Respite services for children with life-limiting conditions and their families in...

Appropriate respite care for children with life-limiting conditions (LLC) and their families...

Pain management for chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis

The number of children and young people diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year. Pain...

Reshaping policy to deliver holistic care for adolescents with Crohn’s disease

The number of adolescents with Crohn’s disease (CD) is rising, with one third of cases...

A-Z of syndromes: Edwards’ syndrome

Disorders and diseases with common symptoms that constitute syndromes.

The nurse's role in childhood diabetes...

Daniel Allen summarises the latest guidance on childhood diabetes.

A-Z of syndromes: Edwards' syndrome

A series about disorders and diseases with common symptoms that constitute syndromes.

Can improvised somatic dance reduce acute pain for young people in hospital?

Aim This study explores the effects of improvised somatic dance (ISD) on children and young...

Partnership working between hospice and children’s community nursing teams

This article describes the implementation and evaluation of a new partnership between a...

An approach to mentoring healthcare play specialist students

Healthcare play specialists (HPSs) provide therapeutic play programmes for children in...

The BTS /SIGN guideline on asthma management

The UK is considered to have the highest rates of morbidity and mortality in children and...

How holistic nursing can enhance the quality of life of children with cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common life-limiting genetic conditions. This...

Nurse-initiated and criteria-led discharge from hospital for children and young people

The readiness of a child or young person for discharge includes patient safety, the family’s...
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Picture book support for preparing children ahead of and during day surgery

Aim To develop and evaluate the use of a specific picture book aiming to prepare children...

Patients’ experience of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery: a phenomenological...

Background Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a three-dimensional curvature of the spine of...

Self-care of young people with long-term physical and mental health conditions

This article examines the evidence about ‘what works’ in supporting self-care in relation to...

Adolescents’ view and experiences of living with type 1 diabetes

This literature review explores the perceptions and experiences of adolescents living with...

Opioid consumption and bowel dysfunction in adolescents after spinal surgery

The study, outlined in this article, aimed to ascertain the effect of length of surgery and...

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