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Developing CCN services

01 July 2002

Paediatric Nursing


The right of the child to be cared for at home, wherever possible, was first identified in the Platt Report in 1959 and has since been restated in many publications....

Intravenous chemotherapy for children at home

01 June 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice


It is becoming common practice for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia to receive the chemotherapy agent intravenous cytosine arabinoside (cytarabine, ara...

The first Diana Team in Wales: an update

01 March 2002

Paediatric Nursing


As a memorial to the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Treasury made over £4 million available to fund a network of Diana Community Nursing teams within...

Community assessment: learning through a personal development plan

01 September 2005

Paediatric Nursing


In my previous job I was a paediatric unit manager in an acute unit dealing with everything and anything that arrived at the hospital. Following a family move I...

Community children’s nursing services in the 21st century

01 March 2005

Paediatric Nursing


Community children’s nursing (CCN) services in the UK have evolved in an ad hoc way to respond to local needs, with no national strategic planning or commissioning...

Promoting health: Challenges for children’s nurses

01 May 2003

Paediatric Nursing


An holistic approach to the nursing care of children is required and involvement of the family is essential. The role of the children’s nurse is multifaceted and...