When a child says ‘no’: experiences of nurses working with children having invasive procedures
Michael Lloyd DClinPsych, Clinical Psychologist, Blurton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team, Stoke-on-Trent
Gary Urquhart Law DClinPsych, Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Birmingham
Alison Heard CPsychol Head of Specialty, Child Psychology, Holly Lodge, Stoke on Trent
Biza Kroese Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Birmingham
Experiencing invasive medical procedures can be a devastating experience for some children and their parents. The potential impact on staff who perform the procedure and who may have to restrain the child who is unwilling to have an essential procedure is a neglected area of research. Children’s distress and their coping are affected by those around them so it is important to understand how nurses react in these situations.
Nursing Children and Young People. 20, 4,29-34. doi: 10.7748/paed.20.4.29.s24