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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.

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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