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Meithrin y Dyfodol*: children’s nursing in Wales

01 December 2004

Paediatric Nursing


In 1999, the National Assembly for Wales published Realising the Potential, a strategy for nursing, midwifery and health visiting in the principality (NAW 1999). It...

Extended independent and supplementary prescribing: An update

01 April 2004

Paediatric Nursing


It has been a bone of contention for many community children’s nurses (CCNs) (and other nursing groups) that qualified district nurses and health visitors have been...

The roles and responsibilities of newly qualified children’s nurses

01 July 2005

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

The roles and capabilities of newly qualified nurses have been studied in the past but little is known about whether newly qualified children’s nurses undergo...

Children’s nursing education: ‘the future characterised by paradoxes’

01 October 2007

Paediatric Nursing


According to Healthcare Futures 2010 (Warner et al 1998) the future for the nursing and midwifery professions will be characterised by a series of paradoxes. There...

Once upon a time there was an angry lion: using stories to aid therapeutic care with children

01 September 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Storytelling is a useful relationship-building tool to use with children, as demonstrated by the work of ‘Johnny’ and the author, his nurse. Five stages of narration...

Obtaining urine for culture from non-potty-trained children

01 November 2005

Paediatric Nursing


The accurate diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) in young children is important for initial management and the prevention of long-term damage to the...

Leadership in children’s nursing: impact on policy

01 May 2004

Paediatric Nursing


In the aftermath of the Bristol inquiry and other critical reports it is more important than ever that children’s nurses voice their views and share their extensive...

Traditional, alternative and innovative approaches to health promotion for children and young people

11 March 2009

Paediatric Nursing


This article considers the health promotion role of children’s nurses and its relevance to children and young people. Definitions are presented and it is shown how...

Constipation in childhood: a multidisciplinary approach to management in the community

01 September 2007

Paediatric Nursing


Three per cent of children in the community may be affected by chronic constipation. Causes of constipation may be organic or functional: the cornerstone of...

Nurse prescribing: children’s nurses’ views

01 February 2003

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Nurse prescribing was first recommended by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in 1980, and became part of the government’s policy agenda in 1986 with the Cumberledge...