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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.

Diagnosis and nursing management of coeliac disease in children

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition caused by the ingestion of gluten-containing...

Managing young people with self-harming or suicidal behaviour

This literature review aimed to determine the risk factors being used to identify children...

Prenatal maternal risk factors for infantile colic

Aim To examine maternal prenatal risk factors for infantile colic (IC). Methods Mothers were...

Role of out-of-hours nurse co-ordinators in a children’s hospital

In a hospital, a high proportion of working time occurs outside the traditional working day...

Idiopathic scoliosis: managing pain before and after spinal surgery

Idiopathic scoliosis surgery is performed to correct a curvature of the spine. This is a...

Ensuring that ‘hard to reach’ young people agree to health assessments

Statutory guidance for promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children...

How seminars for parents can improve children’s continence management

Staff at a children’s urology department, in response to a growing caseload and reports of a...

Suspect, detect and protect: lessons from a lipohypertrophy workshop for children’s...

This article describes a recent training workshop to educate children’s nurses on injection...
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Views of children, young people and families: the 15 steps challenge

There is a growing emphasis on involving service users in improving service delivery,...

Overweight and obesity interventions and prevention strategies

Aim To determine what secondary schoolchildren in Jordan want from overweight and obesity...

Parents’ experiences of hope following a child’s brain injury

Aim To explore the lived experiences of parents caring for their child following a severe to...

Exploring the reasons why school students eat or skip breakfast

Background Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. It provides the...

Challenges of identifying eczema in darkly pigmented skin

There is a paucity of information about the difference in the presentation of eczema in...

Use of a food allergy care management pathway in adolescents

The prevalence of allergic diseases is increasing, parents/carers. Healthcare staff also...

Overcoming the barriers to using kangaroo care in neonatal settings

Skin-to-skin contact, or kangaroo care (KC), has benefits for babies and parents, improving...
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Effective nursing care of children and young people outside hospital

Aim To assess the preparation required to ensure a workforce of nurses who can provide high...

Cyberchondria: emerging themes for children’s nurses in the internet age

In many countries, anxious adults and young people are increasingly searching the web for...

Parents’ experiences of their child’s admission to paediatric intensive care

Background Admission of a child to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) may be one of...

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