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Experiences of family life with an autism assistance dog

06 May 2010

Learning Disability Practice


This article examines the day-to-day experiences of parents living with an assistance dog for their autistic child, and that of the whole family. Seven such parents...

Support of a child after brain tumour diagnosis

01 May 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

‘Sam’ was a six-year-old boy with medulloblastoma causing obstructive hydrocephalus and ataxia. Surgery, rehabilitation and possible long-term disability or...

Educating children’s nurses for communicating bad news

01 October 2013

Nursing Children and Young People


Some parents are unhappy with the way news is broken to them. This article seeks to educate and inform the reflective practitioner on a series of communication...

Making the most of life

14 October 2008

Nursing Standard


The Ty Hafan hospice in south Wales offers care to children with life-limiting conditions, but many nurses are unaware of the additional services it provides to...

Scarce support changes lives

10 August 2010

Nursing Standard


Patients with rare diseases often feel isolated and can struggle to find information, but nurse specialists can help.

Role of the family support person during resuscitation

05 November 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses family witnessed resuscitation and describes the need for a healthcare professional to be available to support the family before and during...

‘Ghost’ stories: sociocultural factors influencing tuberculosis treatment adherence in Ghana

29 December 2016

Primary Health Care

Evidence & practice

Background Non-adherence to treatment is a major problem in tuberculosis (TB) control and leads to adverse outcomes and increased morbidity and mortality. Aim To...

An experience-based treatment model for children unwilling to eat

08 June 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Background Guidance during Meals is a two-week inpatient intervention undertaken at the Folke Bernadotte Regional Habilitation Centre, Sweden, to help parents deal...

Making a world of difference

29 September 2009

Nursing Standard


The international unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London treats children from many countries. The majority are funded by their home governments. poor and the...

Hearty health

20 October 2009

Nursing Standard


The charity Heart UK has opened two family support centres in a pilot scheme to identify people with high cholesterol, particularly those with familial...