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the influence of attachment on relationships in caring for people with learning disability

01 March 2008

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

This article examines how an understanding of attachment theory can be helpful when trying to respond to incidents of challenging behaviour. Attachments can underpin...

Assessing continence needs in children

09 June 1999

Nursing Standard

CPD

The aim of this article is to develop nurses’ knowledge and skills to enable them to assess a child with continence problems. After reading this article you should...

Communicating with the child who has autistic spectrum disorder: a practical introduction

01 February 2006

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Many health professionals seem to lack the knowledge and skills required to understand and communicate with the child or young person with an autistic spectrum...

Growth assessment: how do we measure up?

01 September 2006

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Measurement of children’s height and weight at regular intervals is important for identifying growth problems as well as for planning health promotion interventions...

Managing daytime and night-time enuresis in children

24 April 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

Children with daytime or night-time enuresis should be assessed to discover the causes, and an appropriate treatment programme should be implemented.

Health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

11 August 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Evidence suggests that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids play an integral role in cell membrane function and development of the brain and eyes. Optimising intake...

‘Now wash your hands please’ teaching health concepts to very young children

01 October 2004

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

‘Now wash your hands, please’ were possibly the very words spoken by Ignaz Zemmelweiss, the Hungarian physician who in 1847 demonstrated the link between the hand...

Sexual health and chronic illness in childhood

01 September 2004

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Children learn about gender and sexuality, sexual relationships and the effects of sexual activity on the individual through a process of socialisation. Chronic...

Baby massage and baby play promoting touch and stimulation in early childhood

01 June 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

The UK has some of the highest child poverty rates in Europe (NCH Action for Children 1996). Rural Derbyshire has high rates of poverty (Table 1) and high mortality...

The benefits of baby massage

01 March 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Over many years a number of reports have linked health problems to low socio-economic status (Benzeval et al 1996, Townsend and Davidson 1988). Sure Start, a UK-wide...