How well equipped are children’s nurses to deal with mental health conditions?
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How well equipped are children’s nurses to deal with mental health conditions?

Rachel Grieve Staff nurse, Leeds Children’s Hospital

Literature review examines experiences of children’s nurses and the effect mental health training can have on care

Background

There is evidence that one in ten children and young people aged 5-16 years living in the UK has a mental health condition (Green et al 2004).

Nursing Children and Young People. 31, 2, 18-18. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.31.2.18.s14