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.

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...

Tissue expansion in burn reconstruction: what can the child and family expect?

A child with a burn injury often has to go through reconstructive surgery after it has...

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...

To stay or not to stay: children’s nurses’ experiences of parental presence during...

Aim To examine the perspectives of children’s nurses about parental presence during...

Opportunistic health promotion among overweight children

Aim To explore children’s nurses’ attitudes to providing health promotion advice to...

Training to raise staff awareness about safeguarding children

To improve outcomes for children and young people health organisations are required to train...

A randomised controlled trial examining the effectiveness of cartoons as a distraction...

Aim Distress and pain associated with immunisation are significant problems for children,...

Understanding the pathophysiology behind febrile convulsions

The most common background to hyperpyrexia and convulsions is immaturity of the child’s...

Hub and spoke model for nursing student placements in the UK

The quality of clinical placements is an important factor in nurse education and depends,...

Factors that affect adolescents’ adherence to diabetes treatment

There is strong evidence suggesting young people with type 1 diabetes experience...

Parent-professional collaboration when a child presents with potential shunt malfunction

Aims To explore parents’ involvement in the care of their child’s hydrocephalus and the ways...

Every nurse has a duty to make every contact count

Make Every Contact Count is a public health strategy and not entirely a new idea in nursing...

Treating feverish illness in children aged under five years

Fever is the most likely reason for a child to be taken to the doctor and, occasionally, the...
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Vulnerability and risk in children living with a physical disability

Children are identified as a vulnerable group in need of a degree of safeguarding. About 6%...

Blended food for enteral feeding via a gastrostomy

A blended diet for enteral nutrition is defined as home-made everyday food blended to a...

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