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Informed choice for adolescents

01 December 2001

Paediatric Nursing


In recent years, the number of 12-16 year olds being admitted to an adolescent unit within children’s wards or to separate adolescent units has increased as new...

Rehabilitation for adolescent brain tumour survivors

01 June 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice


Adolescent patients who recover from treatment for brain tumours can be left with both physical and psychosocial problems (Mostow et al 1991, Plowman 1992). The...

Open AccessOC31 – Tobacco consumption by adolescents: a study in the north of Portgual

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: School health. Aims: To characterize the adolescents’ habits of smoking in a Portuguese School; to identify if the adolescents have information on the harmful...

Type 2 diabetes in children

17 January 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing in children and is reaching epidemic proportions in some western countries. Sue Howdle and Terry Wilkin...

Cystic fibrosis: adolescent care

14 September 2000

Nursing Standard


On reaching adolescence, children with cystic fibrosis develop different needs and become more independent, which means taking more responsibility for their own...

Developing adolescent services in general practice

21 May 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Adolescence is recognised as a time of risk-taking behaviour, yet it is also a crucial time for laying down the foundations for future health. This...

Setting up a nurse-run young person’s drop-in clinic

06 August 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explains the background and work of a young person’s drop-in clinic which was set up by the author in Ipswich. Over a 16-week period the clinic saw 17...

Supporting the parents of adolescents with conduct disorder

01 October 2002

Paediatric Nursing


Behavioural problems in adolescent girls are on the increase and the resulting cost is also rising (Silverthorn and Frick 1999). Outcomes are poor, as there is a...

Adolescents’ experience of living with diabetes

01 April 2007

Paediatric Nursing


Aim: To describe adolescents’ experience of living with type 1 diabetes. Method: Six girls and two boys aged between 14 and 18 years were interviewed. The interview...

Sexuality in the hospital setting

01 October 2005

Paediatric Nursing


Working with adolescents in a hospital environment brings nurses into contact with the section of society that is experiencing rising rates of sexually acquired...