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Mental health and illness in childhood and adolescence


Fraser, J and Smith, Lindsay and Taylor, J, Mental health and illness in childhood and adolescence, Paediatric Nursing in Australia. Principles for Practice, Cambridge University Press, Jennifer Fraser, Donna Waters, Elizabeth Forster, Nicola Brown (ed), Port Melbourne, pp. 162-188. ISBN 9781107685000 (2014) [Other Book Chapter]

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Paediatric Nursing in Australia equips students with the essential skills and knowledge to become paediatric, child and youth health nurses across a variety of clinical and community settings. It prepares students for critical thinking and problem solving within this field by emphasising contemporary issues impacting on the health of children, young people and their families. Written by a team of experienced paediatric nurses, the content is based on themes that align with Australian standards of competence and expectations of paediatric nursing: communication, family involvement and evidence-based practice. Comprehensive yet concise, the text examines the integration of theoretical and clinical components of nursing knowledge. To enhance learning, chapters feature case studies, reflection points and learning activities. An essential resource for nursing students, this text is grounded in current care delivery and professional issues for care of the child to prepare future nurses for evidence-based practice in paediatric settings throughout Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:mental health, child health, adolescence, determinants of mental health, mental illness, paediatric nursing, resilience, determinants of health
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Acute care
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, J (Dr Julia Taylor)
ID Code:96459
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2014-11-06
Last Modified:2014-11-06

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