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BACKGROUND Realist synthesis is an increasingly popular approach to the review and synthesis of evidence, which focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which an intervention works (or not). There are few published examples of realist synthesis. This paper therefore fills a gap by describing, in detail, the process used for a realist review and synthesis(More)
Background: Medication error is the most common adverse event for hospitalised children and can lead to significant harm. Despite decades of research and implementation of a number of initiatives, the error rates continue to rise, particularly those associated with administration. Objectives: The objective of this literature review is to explore the factors(More)
It appears that the acceptance of children's rights within the acute care setting is treated as a given but such a given requires a more systematic analysis. This has been undertaken here in the form of a review of the literature. The purpose of the review is to explore how children's rights, defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the(More)
AIMS To provide an overview of the development, implementation and process evaluation of a programme for nurses seeking to develop the knowledge and skills required to facilitate practice innovation. METHOD The 12 month facilitation in clinical practice programme was underpinned by transformational practice development (tPD) methodology. The programme(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the Paediatric International Nursing Study was to explore the utility of key performance indicators in developing person-centred practice across a range of services provided to sick children. The objective addressed in this paper was evaluating the use of these indicators to benchmark services internationally. BACKGROUND(More)
This study aims to outline the current workplace culture of medication practice in a pediatric medical ward. The objective is to explore the perceptions of nurses in a pediatric clinical setting as to why medication administration errors occur. As nurses have a central role in the medication process, it is essential to explore nurses' perceptions of the(More)
Aim: The purpose of this paper is to present a model developed from the evaluation outcomes of a practice development programme in a special care nursery. Background: A family-centred philosophy of care, where parents are viewed as integral partners in their care of their child, is central to paediatric nursing practice. Whilst nurses understand and(More)
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