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Causes of insulin resistance in childhood

15 May 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes worldwide is causing concern. Genetic and environmental influences have been put forward to explain the origins of this...

Supporting fathers who want to be involved in providing healthcare for their child

28 August 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

Scoping review

An increasing number of fathers want to be involved in providing healthcare for their child. Nurses endeavouring to include fathers in care are hindered by a lack of...

Vision screening of primary school children

17 December 1997

Nursing Standard


The purpose of childhood vision screening is the early detection and treatment of ophthalmic disorders and surveillance for visual defects throughout childhood....

Improvements to the childhood immunisation programme

01 December 2006

Primary Health Care

Continuing professional development

This article sets out important changes in the childhood vaccination schedule following the inclusion of vaccination against pneumococcal disease, the introduction...

Best practice when immunising children

01 September 2007

Primary Health Care


This article sets out the best practice when vaccinating children of all ages. It covers preparation and care of children, clinical procedures and practical aspects...

An exploratory study investigating perceptions, opinions and experiences of safeguarding education in pre-registration children’s nursing curricula

21 June 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

Literature review

Aim To explore perceptions, opinions and experiences of safeguarding education within pre-registration children’s nursing curricula. Methods Using a qualitative...

Exploring the reasons why school students eat or skip breakfast

09 July 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Background Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. It provides the essential nutrients needed for the day’s activities. Aims To determine...

Use of a food allergy care management pathway in adolescents

10 June 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

The prevalence of allergic diseases is increasing, with estimates suggesting that 3.9% of 0-19 year olds have a food allergy. Adolescents are seen as a high-risk...

Undertaking safe medicine administration with children part 2: essential numeracy

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

This is the second of two articles which aim to provide children's nurses with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills of medicines management when...

How to encourage children to use mobile phones safely

24 December 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


The safe use of mobile phones is part of the health promotion duty of children’s nurses and those nurses working in schools. In this article the author advocates...
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