J Haem Pract 2013; 1(1):J Haem Pract 2014; 1(1): 23. doi: 10.17225/jhp00007

Authors: Vicky Vidler

Vicky Vidler
Nurse Consultant
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TH, UK.


As human beings we are all complex, diverse and unique; we are all influenced and honed by many different factors; our childhood and up-bringing, our life experiences; both positive and perhaps more significantly, negative experiences. Of course, for an individual with a life-long health problem this is an additional and very significant strand to their personality and psyche.

Two nursing papers published in this first edition of The Journal of Haemophilia Practice add to our understanding and awareness of two aspects that are fundamental to the care and support that we, as healthcare professionals, offer to children and young people with haemophilia and their families.


  1. Phillott A. Boys and parents’ perceptions of living with haemophilia and an inhibitor. J Haem Pract 2014; 1(1): 17-22.
  2. Khair K, Gibson F, Meerabeau L, ‘I can always rely on them’: The importance of social support for boys with haemophilia. J Haem Pract 2014; 1(1): 10-16.

The Journal of Haemophilia Practice is published by Haemnet.

Haemnet is a registered charity that brings together and gives a voice to haemophilia nurses, physiotherapists and allied health care professionals, providing forums for collaborative research, educational activities and support.