Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare genetic condition that causes bones to become brittle and fracture. This article draws on the reflective experiences of two second-year children’s nursing students on placement. It includes a case study that explores the assessment and care of a child with OI. Due to the lack of available evidence and understanding of nursing care for children with OI, the article also includes a personal reflection on clinical practice.
There has been extensive development in evidence-based practice in nursing, which includes reflective practice. Reflection is an important component of nursing training and plays a part in ensuring that nurses keep their knowledge and skills up to date and gain valuable transferable skills. This article presents a reflection on nursing a child with OI along with more specific information on OI.
Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2018.e1121Citation
McDowell R, McKendry A, Smyth G et al (2018) Reflection on the assessment and care of a child with osteogenesis imperfecta. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2018.e1121Peer review
This article has been subject to open peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated softwareCorrespondence
Published online: 30 October 2018
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