Care and management of adolescents with mental health problems and disorders
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Care and management of adolescents with mental health problems and disorders

Jane Davies Lecturer, Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, Cardiff
Michelle Huws-Thomas Lecturer, Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, Cardiff

Adolescents with mental health problems or disorders are a vulnerable group who do not always receive optimal care. This article examines the nurse’s role in interacting with young people with mental health problems and disorders. It takes a broad look at young people, their development, mental health and wellbeing, and explores how nurses, working in a variety of settings, can use verbal and non-verbal communication to help improve the care given to these patients.

Nursing Standard. 21, 51,49-58. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.08.21.51.49.c4611

Correspondence

daviesjp3@cf.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review