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Mental health and illness in childhood and adolescence


Fraser, J and Smith, Lindsay and Taylor, Julia, Mental health and illness in childhood and adolescence, Paediatric nursing in Australia. Principles for practice 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, Fraser, J, Walters, D, Forster, E & Brown, N (ed), Melbourne, pp. 130-153. ISBN 9781316642221 (2017) [Revised Book Chapter]

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The focus of this chapter is the role of the nurse in optimising child and youth mental health. An overview of mental disorders experienced during childhood and adolescence is followed by a discussion of mental health promotion for children and young people. In this second edition, we have included a section on eating disorders. Although the lifetime prevalence of these disorders is very low, they are common and nurses play an important role in the care of those affected children and young people admitted to hospital for treatment. The importance of working closely with the parents and families of children and young people disabled by mental illness and the services available to them is emphasised throughout the chapter.

Item Details

Item Type:Revised Book Chapter
Keywords:mental health, adolescent health, child health, resilience
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Mental health nursing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Neonatal and child health
UTAS Author:Smith, Lindsay (Dr Lindsay Smith)
UTAS Author:Taylor, Julia (Dr Julia Taylor)
ID Code:120341
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2017-08-22
Last Modified:2018-03-08

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