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Why adolescents need their parents during admission to hospital for elective surgery

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

Abstract The literature about adolescence and healthcare tends to focus on the quest for independence and the importance of peer support. This article discusses the...

Raising awareness of scoliosis among children’s nurses

10 June 2014

Nursing Children and Young People


Scoliosis affects up to 3% of adolescents, some babies and young children, and many children with existing neuromuscular and syndromic conditions. It is the most...

Recognising mental health problems in children and young people

01 October 2007

Paediatric Nursing


Nurses who work with children and young people need to have a basic knowledge of the symptoms of children’s mental health illnesses so that they can make appropriate...

Planning surgery for young people with learning disabilities

21 September 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

reasonable adjustments

Surgery for spinal deformity is complex and preparation involves a wide multidisciplinary team. For young people with learning disabilities, especially those who...

Halt to funding for pectus surgery is a cruel blow

07 November 2019

Nursing Children and Young People


We at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, may have discharged the last patient to have surgery to correct a chest deformity. Sadly, NHS England...

Patients’ experience of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery: a phenomenological analysis

12 September 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

Background Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a three-dimensional curvature of the spine of unknown cause that occurs in often otherwise fit young people. A complex...