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.

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...
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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...

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...

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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An examination of interprofessional education in a pre-registration children’s nursing...

Aim This study set out to gain insight into views held by children’s nursing students,...

Storyboarding in learning about death

The sudden or anticipated death of a child is one of the most challenging and unique...

An experience-based treatment model for children unwilling to eat

Background Guidance during Meals is a two-week inpatient intervention undertaken at the...

Children’s nurses’ post-operative pain assessment practices

Pain assessment is crucial to achieving optimal pain management in children. Pain that is...

How a short stay unit can reduce children’s waiting times

Admitting children to emergency departments (EDs) often places them in an environment better...

Storyboarding as an aid to learning about death in children’s nursing

The sudden or anticipated death of a child is one of the most challenging and unique...

An experience-based treatment model for children unwilling to eat

Background Guidance during Meals is a two-week inpatient intervention undertaken at the...

Children’s nurses’ post-operative pain assessment practices

Pain assessment is crucial to achieving optimal pain management in children. Pain that is...

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