How well equipped are children's nurses to deal with mental health conditions?
Literature review examines experiences of children's nurses and the impact training can have
There is evidence that one in ten CYP aged 5-16 years living in the UK has a mental health condition (Green et al 2004). More than 50% of the mental health conditions experienced by adults will have begun in children under 14 years of age (Earle 2016). If treated effectively in childhood and adolescence, the severity of the mental health conditions will be reduced, resulting in better outcomes for children and young people. Often the first contact in health services is with children's nurses who may not have received specific and comprehensive training in mental health conditions.
The aim of this literature review was to explore the experiences of...