Growing up with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

McKeever, Amy; Kelly, Michelle M.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 40(1):8-15, January/February 2015.

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common pediatric chronic illness in the United States. Review nursing strategies to assist adolescents to take an active role in their disease management and health promotion activities, which are critical components of transitional care

The School Age Child with Congenital Heart Disease

Boyle, Lynn; Kelly, Michelle M.; Reynolds, Kathryn; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 40(1):16-23, January/February 2015.

School age (between 6 and 12 years) is the best time for nurses to begin educating children with congenital heart disease (CHD) about their unique health needs and helping them to prepare for successful transition into young adulthood as a happy and healthy CHD survivor. This article offers an overview of the process.