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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Transition from child to adult services for young people with cancer

Cancers differ between children and adults, and young people who have survived malignant...

A nurse’s role in promoting social capital in children and young people

Enabling children’s wellbeing by supporting their social networks is an important role of...

Preceptorship: ensuring the best possible start for new nurses

The impending change to nurse education with the move to an all-degree profession in the UK...

Nurse anaesthetists’ experiences with pre-operative anxiety

Aims To explore nurse anaesthetists’ experiences and actions when administering and caring...

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