Improving children's nurses' knowledge of caring for people with mental health problems
Evidence & Practice    

Improving children's nurses' knowledge of caring for people with mental health problems

Jessica Higson Senior nurse, children and safeguarding, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Berkshire
Annette Emery ward sister, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Berkshire
Michelle Jenkins staff nurse, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Berkshire

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The aim of this project was to provide training to nursing staff to improve their confidence and knowledge when caring for children and young people with mental health problems. A one-day bespoke training course was given to a purposeful sample of eight children’s nurses. The nurses completed questionnaires before and after the training day and a third questionnaire three months after the course. All nurses reported an increase in knowledge and confidence when caring for young people with mental health problems.

Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2017.e785

Correspondence

jessica.higson@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to open peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 13 April 2016

Accepted: 12 September 2016

Published online: 24 January 2017