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.

Multidisciplinary meetings as an effective clinical intervention

When used well, multidisciplinary meetings can function in the same way as other clinical...

Giving hope to families in palliative care and implications for practice

Caring for a dying child and the family is one of the greatest nursing challenges. The way...

The case for a children’s multidisciplinary food allergy clinic

In the UK, up to 6% of children are affected by food allergy. Accurate diagnosis,...

Support requirements of parents caring for a child with disability and complex health...

Aim To investigate the experiences of parents of children with complex health needs in...

Service user input in pre-registration children’s nursing education

The Nursing and Midwifery Council pre-registration standards include service user...

Meeting the needs of siblings of children with life-limiting illnesses

Siblings of children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses can face a number of...

Messy boundaries: the benefits to teenage patients of being cared for by young nursing...

Aims To record some of the advantages expressed by young inpatients at a district general...
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Children with disability and complex health needs: the impact on family life

Aim To identify consistency and differences in parental perceptions of impact, need for...

Childhood obesity: The challenges for nurses

Obesity is one of the biggest challenges facing UK children’s nurses today. However, it is a...

Alternatives to restraining children for clinical procedures

On children’s wards, restraint appears to be used often, rather than as a last resort, to...

Assessment and management of scalds and burns in children

In childhood, burn or scald injuries are comparatively common, and the greatest risk is to...

Evaluating students’ knowledge of child pain and its management after attending a...

Aim To evaluate the impact of a structured pain education programme on pre-registration...

Predictors for somatic symptoms in children

This literature review focuses on risk factors that influence somatic symptoms in children...

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: updated guide to administering methotrexate

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common rheumatic disease in children and...

Developing a spirometry protocol for children and young people

The practicalities of obtaining technically acceptable spirometry results with children and...

How caring for a parent affects the psychosocial development of the young

Aim To investigate the impact of caring for a parent on the psychosocial development of the...

Guidelines for routine gastrostomy tube replacement in children

Endoscopic placement of a gastrostomy is the safest method of inserting a gastrostomy in...

Use of clowns to aid recovery in hospitalised children

Aim To examine how children in hospital perceive their meetings with clowns. Methods An...

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