Biological Basis to Child Health 11: The Senses
Davies, K. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 11: The Senses. Nursing children and young people.
This CPD article focusing on the five senses is the nth article in the Biological Basis to Child Health series. Human beings all should possess five basic senses: Hearing, Sight, Touch, Smell and Taste. However, some congenital and acquired conditions can impact these, and the effects have a marked effect on how a child develops and communicates with others. This article will explore all of these senses, by discussing the embryological bases, pertinent anatomy and physiology, and common conditions that are seen in children which can have an impact on their care. The principle aim is to provide children’s nurses with an insight into the importance of these senses, how they interact with each other, and how knowledge of these concepts can be linked to clinical practice.
|Keywords||Ear; hearing; newborn; sight; taste; smell; touch; pain|
|Journal||Nursing children and young people|
|Publisher||RCN Publishing (RCNi)|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||10 Jun 2020|
|Deposited||10 Sep 2020|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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