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Evolution of a youth work service in hospital

03 July 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

Youth workers are based predominantly in the community and use a range of informal educational activities to help young people between the ages of 11 and 25...

Supporting adolescents through behaviour change

04 May 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, the fifth of eight in the health promotion series, aims to inform practitioners about potentially harmful health and lifestyle-related behaviours in...

Effective dietary interventions for overweight and obese children

09 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This information on best practice discusses the evidence on dietary interventions for children and adolescents who are overweight and obese. The article has been...

Adolescents’ views of outpatient services

18 January 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical paediatrics

The period of adolescence is described as a time of transition from childhood to adulthood (1). It is characterised by interrelated changes in the body and mind, and...

Factors affecting transition of young people with diabetes

14 September 2008

Paediatric Nursing


Lack of pre-planned, supported transitional care for adolescents that is undertaken at an appropriate time and involves parents can result in many young people...

Improving the young person’s experience of transition: lessons from Wales

13 November 2008

Paediatric Nursing


Improving standards of care using the resources available requires leadership, team working and communication. A clinical governance framework is used in this...

Improving quality of life for adolescents with psychosis

01 April 2010

Mental Health Practice


Psychosis is a symptom of serious mental illness that is usually associated with adult life, but a significant group of people develop it in adolescence. Psychosis...

An overview of the effects of sickle cell disease in adolescents

29 February 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Specific complications of sickle cell disease (SCD) may emerge during adolescence, and education of patients and families is vital during transition from paediatric...

Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes: practice challenges

01 March 2005

Paediatric Nursing


Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common life threatening, multi-system, recessively inherited disease of Caucasian populations with an incidence of one in 2,500...

Meeting the needs of young people in hospital

01 November 2010

Paediatric Nursing


A critical review of the literature about the primary needs of young inpatients was conducted following principles delineated by Polit and Hungler (1997). Three were...