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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...

Family-centred care during resuscitation events

01 June 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Caring for families of critically ill patients is part of emergency nurses’ role, but there is a difference of opinion about whether families should be present...

Family-centred care: review of opinions among staff

01 February 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

The sudden admission to an emergency department (ED) of a patient requiring resuscitation can be a traumatic experience for families, who often require a great deal...

Enhancing relationships between family carers and professionals

01 July 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Several policies and strategies describe how support service professionals should work with the family carers of people with learning disabilities. This article...

Sibling support in childhood cancer

01 September 2002

Paediatric Nursing


Significant medical advances have occurred in paediatric oncology in the last 30 years, and childhood malignancy is now viewed as a chronic life-threatening disease...

Increasing children’s compliance with oral chemotherapy through partnership

01 July 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice


Oral antimetabolites are the main drugs in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children. However, children’s compliance with oral chemotherapy has been...

ADHD and its impact on family life

01 June 2005

Mental Health Practice


ADHD is one of the most common disorders of childhood and adolescence (Guevara 2001). It is a complex problem, as there are various types and the condition may...

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...

Defining the role of the forensic community mental health nurse

28 August 1996

Nursing Standard

Mental health nursing

The main focus for the work of the community mental health nurse is interaction with a range of peers, other professionals, patients, and relatives or carers. The...

Improving care for children requiring surgery and their families

01 November 2006

Paediatric Nursing


Despite the publication over many years of guidance and policies related to children in hospital and children having surgery, concerns remain about the standards of...