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Care of infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease

01 July 2019

Nursing Standard


Congenital heart disease refers to an anatomical or physiological defect of the heart that is present at birth. Over the past three decades there have been...

Biological basis of child health 9: development of the liver and clinical features of childhood liver disease

08 March 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

digestive system

This article is the ninth in a series on the biological basis of child health and follows on from the previous article, which discussed the gastrointestinal system....

Addressing the psychosocial needs of young people with thalassaemia undergoing bone marrow transplantation

14 December 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

blood disorders

Beta thalassaemia major is an inherited condition that causes severe anaemia. Patients with the condition require regular blood transfusions. One curative treatment...

Alcohol-related liver disease

16 July 2014

Nursing Standard


Alcohol is one of the three leading causes of liver disease in the developed world. Patients with alcohol-related liver disease are often cared for in general wards...