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Technology dependence and children: a review of the evidence

07 February 2012

Nursing Children and Young People


Much has been written about the needs of children who are technology dependent and their care. This literature review aims to highlight some of this work – with a...

Network on pain management

01 May 2002

Paediatric Nursing

Professional issues

In 1995 a small group of nurses set up an RCN Special Interest Group on paediatric pain with the aim of improving and promoting the assessment and management of pain...

Understanding parents’ experiences of caring for a child with congenital heart disease

07 February 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

Congenital heart disease (CHD) effects one in every 8,000 births in the UK and across Europe (Franklin et al 2015). It can be linked to genetic or chromosomal...

Meeting the psychosocial needs of adolescents and their families during a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

19 December 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

Childhood cancer

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), an oncological condition affecting blood-producing cells, is the most common type of childhood cancer. It is more common in...

Addressing the psychosocial needs of young people with thalassaemia undergoing bone marrow transplantation

14 December 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

blood disorders

Beta thalassaemia major is an inherited condition that causes severe anaemia. Patients with the condition require regular blood transfusions. One curative treatment...