Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0030oc5.4 | Oral Communications 5 | BSPED2012

The role of the paediatric endocrine nurse in supporting the information needs of girls with Turner syndrome and their parents

Collin Jacquie

Aim: To explore the role of paediatric endocrine nurse specialists in supporting information needs of girls with TS and their parents.Methods: A purposive sample of 15 families with daughters aged 9–16 years were recruited from a tertiary paediatric growth clinic to participate in an exploratory qualitative study. 27 semi-structured interviews were recorded. Data were analysed using the framework approach and constant comparative method. Analysis re...

ea0027oc6.3 | Oral Communications (Endocrine Nurse Session) | BSPED2011

Paediatric endocrine nurse specialists: roles, education and aspirations

Musson Pauline , Collin Jacquie

Introduction: Clinical nurse specialists (CNS) practice at an advanced level of nursing. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) competency framework for paediatric endocrine nurses sets out expected levels of practice and academic attainment for ‘competent, experienced and expert’ practitioners. This paper reports the findings of an initial scoping exercise undertaken to explore current roles, academic attainment and aspirations of this group of nurses in order to inform...