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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.

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Parental decisions on children participating in research

Aim To observe and report rates of, and reasons for, parents’ refusal to consent to the...

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...

Indigenous families’ use of a tertiary children’s hospital in Australia

There has been little research into Australian Indigenous families’ use of a tertiary...

Once upon a time there was an angry lion: using stories to aid therapeutic care with...

Storytelling is a useful relationship-building tool to use with children, as demonstrated by...

Helping children who require long-term parenteral nutrition

Parenteral nutrition (PN) is a therapy that is complex and can lead to serious complications...

Dental caries in children: a sign of maltreatment or abuse?

Healthcare professionals are required to complete regular training in safeguarding children...

Children with cancer: quality of information for returning to school

A children’s oncology unit in the UK carried out an initial audit of the information given...

Dental health management for children with special healthcare needs

Good dental health is essential for good communication, nutrition and self-esteem. There is...

Use of the common assessment framework in an acute setting

Research suggests that use of the common assessment framework (CAF) assists in the early...

Guidelines for the transition from child to adult cystic fibrosis care

Aim To develop relevant and feasible guidelines for transition care, based on the...

Support of a child after brain tumour diagnosis

‘Sam’ was a six-year-old boy with medulloblastoma causing obstructive hydrocephalus and...

Needs and priorities of young people with human immunodeficiency virus

Aims To ascertain the views of young people in the UK with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV...

The child’s experience of single room isolation: a literature review

Studies have shown that people who require single room isolation while in hospital often...

Evaluation of makaton in practice by children’s nursing students

The number of service users with communication difficulties is increasing. Training in the...

Evidence-based thermal care of low birthweight neonates. Part two: family-centred care...

Parents should be involved in the care of, and decision making for, their newborn, and...

Type 2 diabetes: an epidemic in children

Increasing numbers of children and adolescents are developing type 2 diabetes. Symptoms of...

Evidence-based thermal care of low birthweight neonates. Part one

Neonates are at a high risk of temperature loss. Those born at less than 30 weeks’ gestation...

Parental perspectives on negotiation of their child’s care in hospital

Aim To increase understanding of parents’ perspectives on the negotiation of care. Method A...

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