Clinical holding with children who display behaviours that challenge

Page, A. and McDonnell, A. and Gayson, C. and Moss, F. and Mohammed, N. and Smith, C. and Vanes, Nicola (2015) Clinical holding with children who display behaviours that challenge. British Journal of Nursing, 24 (21). pp. 1086-1093. ISSN 09660461

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)


Nurses hold children to administer treatment, prevent treatment interference and undertake clinical assessments, which can sometimes be invasive, as part of their regular duties. Clinical holding ensures this treatment or assessment is carried out safely, however, it has been reported that there is little training available in this area. This article explores the prevalent clinical holding techniques used by nursing staff when caring for children with behaviours that challenge. As an initial insight into what the researchers hope will become a more in-depth 2-year study, this investigation looks to explore current practice when holding children and the factors influencing this. It is hoped that this will inform the development of a training package offered to nurses when caring for these children. Thirteen semi-structured interviews took place with a small group of nurses, which were given thematic analysis. The overarching themes influencing holding practice were the nursing role itself along with intrinsic and external factors.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child nursing, Clinical holding, Learning disabilities, Nursing education and training, behavior, child, human, human experiment, nursing role, nursing staff, prevention, scientist, semi structured interview, thematic analysis, child behavior, exercise, health personnel attitude, interview, nurse attitude, Attitude of Health Personnel, Child, Child Behavior, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Nurse's Role, Restraint, Physical
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR)
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Andrea Page
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 17:15
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 17:15

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


In this section...