Do children’s nurses make a difference?
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Do children’s nurses make a difference?

Leslie Robertson Head of Child Health, Thames Valley University (TVU)
Lynn Kawik Paediatric Lead Nurse, Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust
Chris McCourt Reader, Health and Social Science, Tvu
Marc Forster Subject Librarian Child Health, Tvu
Elizabeth Pask Senior Lecturer in Nursing
Yvonne Dexter Senior Lecturer Child Health, TVU Members of the Thames Valley University Child Health Research Working Group

Leslie robertson and colleagues in the child health research group at thames valley university look for evidence to support the claim that children’s nurses are better prepared to provide nursing care for children and young people

‘The healthcare needs of children are different from those of adults and this must be recognised... Children should always (save in exceptional circumstances, such as emergencies) be cared for in a paediatric environment, and always by healthcare professionals who hold a recognised qualification in caring for children’ (Bristol Royal Infirmary Final Report 2001).

Nursing Children and Young People. 14, 4,30-33. doi: 10.7748/paed.14.4.30.s26

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