How can nurses improve mental health services for children?
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How can nurses improve mental health services for children?

Pavan Amara Nurse, midwife and health journalist

There has been a steep rise in mental health referrals for children and a lack of capacity to deal with it. Dual registration could be an answer

More dual registered nurses must be trained to cope with a dramatic increase in the number of children with mental health issues, say senior nurses. They say that vulnerable children’s needs are not being met, as young people with mental health needs are being forced into ‘overwhelming’ adult mental health settings or into general children’s wards that struggle to provide appropriate care.

Nursing Children and Young People. 36, 1, 11-13. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.36.1.11.s7

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