Pediatric Nursing

Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Nursing

Many children's nurses have significant contact with children who have breathing difficulties and should be using systematic criteria to assess their nursing needs. Children's nurses do not appear to follow systematic criteria but are strongly influenced by the medical model and this may be detrimental to holistic assessment and the development of nursing diagnoses based on nursing needs.

Author(s): 
Armitage, G.
Publication Title: 
The Nurse Practitioner

Since the sexual revolution of the 1960s there has been an openness regarding sexual exploration that has resulted in an increase of sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancies. Clinicians can mitigate the unhealthy results of such exploration through a therapeutic relationship with their patients. This article provides practical ways to approach and educate the pediatric patient and parent regarding normal sexual growth and development and the promotion of healthy, responsible sexual behavior.

Author(s): 
Smith, M.
Publication Title: 
Pediatric Nursing

Internationally adopted children come from high risk environments that differ significantly from those of children born and raised in the United States. This can impact their developmental and parenting needs. Aware adoptive parents can do many things to lessen the effects of a highly deprived early start to life and encourage optimal development. However, preconceived ideas and myths about adoption often stand in the way of parental desires to provide the best for their newly adopted child.

Author(s): 
Narad, Christine
Mason, Patrick W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Child Health Care: For Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community

This article reports one aspect of a phenomenological study that described the lived experience of mothering a child hospitalized with acute illness or injury. The significance for mothers that nurses do the 'little things' emerged in considering the implications of this study's findings for nurses in practice. Seven mothers whose child had been hospitalized in the 12 months prior to the first interview agreed to share their stories. The resulting data were analysed and interpreted using van Manen's interpretation of phenomenology.

Author(s): 
Gasquoine, Susan E.
Publication Title: 
Pediatric Nursing

Because of advances in medical technology, many critically burned children now survive horrendous injures that they would not have survived less than 10 years ago. Pediatric burn intensive care unit (BICU) nurses provide around the clock care, giving them greater contact with the children than any other health care professional. Often the children are alone in the hospital because their parents or care providers were injured or killed in the accident, live in another country, or are at home caring for other family members.

Author(s): 
Zengerle-Levy, Karla
Publication Title: 
Journal of Child Health Care: For Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community

Rapid social change has seen increasing numbers of woman-headed single-parent families, meaning that more and more children are growing up without a father resident in the home. Father absence is a term that is not well defined and much of the literature does not discriminate between father absence due to death, parental relationship discord or other causes. This article presents a critical review of the extant literature on father absence, particularly as it relates to adolescent well-being and development.

Author(s): 
East, Leah
Jackson, Debra
O'Brien, Louise
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Fifty-four thousand children die each year despite the advances in care for children with acute and chronic illnesses. Demands for improved palliative and end-of-life care for children exist. Good death is a concept frequently used in the adult hospice movement. However, how can the death of a child be good? Analysis of good death can assist pediatric nurses to understand the concept and provide a framework for nurses in the clinical and research arenas to work together to develop and provide evidence-based, developmentally appropriate care for dying children and their families.

Author(s): 
Welch, Susan Bush
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (2008) define the standards of conduct, ethics and performance for nurses and midwives of nursing currently practicing in the UK. The Code places emphasis on the core nursing principles of kindness, respect, dignity and support for patients and relatives while under nursing care. A prospective study was conducted using a validated questionnaire to assess adherence to these core nursing principles on the basis of parental assessment in an orthopaedic paediatric inpatient unit at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW).

Author(s): 
Elisabeth Williams, Geraint Williams Metin Nizamoglu And
Publication Title: 
Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing: JSPN

PURPOSE: The present study was conducted to clarify pediatric nurses' characteristics of caring self-efficacy. DESIGN AND METHODS: This study was conducted using a qualitative content analysis approach. The participants included 27 pediatric nurses and clinical instructors, selected purposively. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and were analyzed using the content analysis method.

Author(s): 
Alavi, Azam
Bahrami, Masoud
Zargham-Boroujeni, Ali
Yousefy, Alireza
Publication Title: 
Revista Latino-Americana De Enfermagem

The purpose of this study is to report on the experiment of a group of undergraduate students from the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, who use art (some aspects of the Clown Theatre) as a nursing resource in the care to hospitalized children. Having as basis the job performed by the group of physicians "Joy Doctors", and the theoretical grounding from Psychology and Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing, those students founded the Laugh Company that aims at rescuing laugh within the hospitalized child/family.

Author(s): 
Françani, G. M.
Zilioli, D.
Silva, P. R.
Sant'ana, R. P.
de Lima, R. A.

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