Opinion

Comment

Is it time to rethink field-specific nurse training?

A return to generic training can broaden students’ child and adult care experiences

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Winter pressures and the effect on children’s health: ‘firefighting to keep kids safe’

It will be a difficult time for children’s nurses with industrial action and care pressures

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Crisis brings inspiration in children’s mental health care

Specialist team set up to help children after COVID lockdowns led to severe problems

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Will integrated care systems stop the postcode lottery in children’s palliative care?

There are fears as children’s palliative care services are stretched to breaking point

School nurses in dire need of more support to fulfil safeguarding role

Nurses distressed by inability to adequately safeguard and protect amid rising demand

M is for memorable: how to harness mnemonics to help you retrieve key information, fast

Tips on using word patterns to boost recall of important clinical information and tasks

Expert advice

Post-incident debriefing: how to demonstrate your professionalism and empathy

Tips on adapting your communication to send the right signals, and why reassurance is key

Polio: why it is in the news and how nurses can safeguard children

Nurses are urged to check if patients and their children are vaccinated

Hepatitis in children: symptoms, possible causes and treatment

Children affected by the sudden onset of hepatitis are predominantly under five years old

I received a parking fine while on duty – should I appeal?

Our helpful guide to dealing with penalty charges for work-related stops

Hot, healthy food at work: what the new NHS standards will mean for you

England’s trusts are to be held to higher standards of catering and food options

Moral injury: what to do if are affected by it, and how to reduce the risk

Being forced to make decisions that go against your morals can take an emotional toll

Editorial

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The resilience of the nursing workforce has been sorely tested over the summer

Long-term health consequences of the pandemic for children are coming to the fore

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Why we still need to be alert to COVID-19 in children

A rise in hepatitis cases is being investigated and there could be links to the pandemic

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Why workforce shortages and working practices in the NHS need to be addressed

Children’s nurses are agile and adaptable, but they are under increasing pressure and tired

Overwhelmed: how children’s nurses are keeping going despite the constant pressure

A number of concerns are contributing to children’s nurses' anxiety

Will – and should – children receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

There’s no consensus on vaccinating children but school nurses will be key

Could it be you? Entries invited for the RCN Nursing Awards’ child health category

Entries for the 2021 RCN Nursing Awards are now open

Your views

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Rachel Black: Turning up the volume on children’s palliative care

This week is Children’s Hospice Week. Noah's Ark Children's Hospice director of care Rachel Black explains how the Together for Short Lives charity, along with local services across the country, are aiming to raise awareness of the needs of seriously ill children and the services they and their families rely on.

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Poems in nursing

The benefits of scribbling a short poem

Prioritise safety & quality over accessibility

Readers' panel: Should service planners always prioritise safety and quality over...

NHS England has told three major hospitals – in London, Manchester and Leicester – to stop performing complex cardiac surgery on people born with congenital heart problems. The move is designed to improve standards and outcomes, but some parents of young patients have said they will be unable to cope with travelling long distances to another unit for treatment. Nursing Standard readers' panelists have their say on this controversial decision.

Reviews

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Book review: From Birth to Sixteen

Senior lecturer Alyson Davies reviews an account of the social context of child development

Goodbye Daisy

Book review: Goodbye Daisy

A storybook about dealing with grief for children with special educational needs

Childhood obesity

Book review: Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Intervention Approaches

Community nursing reference guide on nutrition and childhood obesity

Great Ormond Street Handbook

Book review: Great Ormond Street Handbook of Paediatrics

Illustrative guide aimed at all healthcare professionals caring for children and young people

MentalHealth

Book review: Mental Health in Children and Young People

Senior lecturer Dean-David Holyoake reviews Mental Health in Children and Young People

ClinicalPocket

Book review: Clinical Pocket Reference: Nursing Care of Children and Young People

Nurse adviser Doreen Crawford reviews Nursing Care of Children and Young People

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