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Making healthcare decisions with children

01 March 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Children’s cancers are seldom like adult cancers. They frequently have a different pathology, arise in different body locations and have a different treatment regime...

Care co-ordination? The reality from a carer’s perspective

01 May 2002

Paediatric Nursing

General

A recent conference on the Children with Health Needs and Disabilities and their families in Denbighshire (May 2001) identified several potentially exciting...

Removing k-wires: an audit of practice

01 February 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Approximately 150 children per year are treated with displaced supracondylar fractures of the elbow at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC), Glasgow. This...

Respite for children with complex health needs:

01 April 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Service provision

Changes in patterns of need and in community provision mean that there are increasing numbers of children with complex health needs being cared for at home by their...

Cancer service guidance

01 December 2004

Paediatric Nursing

Policy

Guidance on cancer care in children and young people has been a noticeable absentee from the recent NHS initiatives focusing on cancer care in England and Wales. The...

Family nursing and the management of pain in children

01 July 2006

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Abstract Most of the issues around children and pain have been identified and yet children’s pain continues to be poorly managed. This review aims to take a fresh...

Can very young children share in their diabetes care? Ruby’s story

01 December 2004

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

When do children with a serious medical condition begin to be old enough to understand, and consent to their treatment? Katy Sutcliffe describes her daughter Ruby’s...

Inequalities in children’s health

01 October 2005

Paediatric Nursing

CPD

This article explores some of the differences between adult and child health services and aims to assist readers appreciate the possible inequalities that can occur....

Whose line is it anyway? Management of central venous catheters in children

01 June 2005

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Paediatric cancer therapy for children and young people is highly complex. It involves chemotherapy regimens, multiple blood sampling and supportive care measures,...

Models of Community Children’s Nursing

01 February 2001

Paediatric Nursing

General

Many reports on the care of sick children, from The Platt Report in 1959 (MoH) to the more recent Select Committee Report in 1997 (House of Commons), have...