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.

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...

Immunisation: Changes in the UK for Children and Young People

Vaccination programmes are implemented either in response to a specific situation, or as new...

A children’s nurse’s role in the global development of a child with diabetes mellitus

The nursing care of a six year old with type 1 diabetes reveals the importance of accurate...

Does nasogastric feeding reduce distress after cleft palate repair in infants?

Aims To determine the effect of nasogastric (NG) feeding compared with oral feeding on...

Grief and the experiences of nurses providing palliative care to children and young...

Aims To elicit the views of children’s nurses with regard to the personal, contextual and...

Messy boundaries: younger students’ experiences of nursing young people in hospital

Aims To explore the experience of younger students of children’s nursing when required to...

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