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Open AccessOC41 – Families of children with Down syndrome: a cross-cultural study

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Cross-cultural nursing. The birth of a child with Down syndrome (DS) is a life-changing event for families. However, many families adapt successfully and some...

Family care experiences in nursing home facilities

28 February 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Aim To explore relatives’ involvement in the care of older adults admitted to residential settings. Method A qualitative approach using semi-structured interviews...

The family research interview

01 April 2009

Nurse Researcher


Family researchers enter a sacred space in which the most intimate, formative and sustaining processes of human existence take place. Shared, multi­generational...

What students, carers and children can learn from family placements

05 May 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The literature on learning disability nurse education stresses the importance of nursing students taking up learning opportunities with service users and family...

Shadowing: a central component of patient and family-centred care

29 May 2014

Nursing Management


Patient and family-centred care (PFCC), as distinct from patient-centred, or patient-focused, care, enables healthcare organisations to work collaboratively with...

Family involvement: are we asking too much?

01 December 2004

Paediatric Nursing


An exploration of what family-centred care means for the hospitalised child, families, children’s nurses, policy makers and managers

Emergency contraception

01 December 1999

Emergency Nurse


Emergency contraception is often misunderstood by the general public and nurses alike. This article outlines information about methods of post-coital contraception...

Mapping the social support networks of patients

01 June 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice


The aim of this article is to provide you with a briefing on how to construct a social support network map with cancer sufferers. Cancer poses unique problems for...

Genetics and learning disability practice: is it part of your role?

01 September 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

In her work as a learning disability nurse, Sarah had become aware that parents of people with learning disabilities were increasingly asking her about their family...

Open AccessOC06 – Involving parents in their child’s care – where next?

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Complex health care and chronic disease management. Introduction: Health policy advocates that professionals involve parents in care and care decisions, yet...