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AIM To determine the extent to which children have the opportunity to provide feedback on public hospital care in New Zealand. METHOD A scan of the web sites of the Ministry of Health and the Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand (HQSC) together with a search of core District Health Board publications was conducted to identify existing or(More)
BACKGROUND A study was designed to understand the experiences and needs of children within the public spaces of the Outpatients Department of New Zealand's national children's hospital, Starship Childrens' Directorate. AIM To find out from children what they thought about the outpatient environment. DESIGN A participatory art based methodology was used.(More)
Competence is a vital component of the informed consent process. The perceived level of a child's competence may influence their degree of participation in health decisions that affect them. It is the responsibility of the health professional to gauge a child's level of competence. Child competence, however, is not a static attribute that is linked to age.(More)
In children and youth with disability, the risk of obesity is higher and is associated with lower levels of physical activity, inappropriate eating behaviors, and chronic health conditions. We determined the effectiveness of a program in managing weight, through changes in physical activity and nutrition behaviors in overweight and obese New Zealand(More)
Thirty years ago obesity was rarely seen in children but is now described as a world wide pandemic. Previous research has focused on school age children; however, researchers have now identified critical moments of development during uterine life and early infancy where negative factors or insults could cause permanent changes in the structure and function(More)
BACKGROUND Patient advocacy is central to the nursing profession yet a sense of certainty about the concept, its meaning and its implications for nursing practice remains elusive. AIM This scholarly paper examines the concept of patient advocacy and its relevance to the nursing profession in Aotearoa/New Zealand. DESIGN A broad historical overview of(More)
PURPOSE Most studies of growing up with a long-term condition focus on older children and adolescents and are condition-specific. Relatively few studies address the experiences of children in middle childhood or consider their experience across a range of conditions, countries, and health settings. This study aimed to explore children's perceptions and(More)
BACKGROUND Physiological risks of ketamine have been well researched, yet for health professionals (HPs) undertaking paediatric ketamine sedation, questions of benefit and harm remain. RESEARCH QUESTION What are health care professionals' experiences of undertaking ketamine sedation with children? METHODOLOGY Hermeneutic narrative. METHODS The study(More)
AIMS To explore the perceptions of primary school aged children (n=9) and parents (n=21) from areas of socioeconomic deprivation in New Zealand in order to determine the factors which influence healthy and overweight children's after school activities. METHOD We held focus groups with children, utilising photo-voice prompts for discussion. Focus groups(More)
BACKGROUND Children's nursing has developed into its current forms in large part as a result of broader sociopolitical and organisational influences. Family-centred, patient-centred and collaborative approaches are now well established within the lexicon of child healthcare. Children are central to this yet their role within the family-centred care approach(More)