Children and youth mental health services: building capacity by educating nurses

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dc.contributor.author Mellett, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-04T22:07:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-04T22:07:14Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-09-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4243
dc.description.abstract Approximately one in seven children and adolescents in British Columbia experience a serious mental health problem impairing development and functioning. Most of these vulnerable children do not have access to quality mental health services largely due to inadequate academic and practice-based preparation of mental health professionals and ineffective services related to underfunding. Nurses work in a variety of settings serving individuals under nineteen years old with mental health problems thus building capacity of nurses in this specialized area of practice has the potential to improve the quality of mental health services for this population. In this paper, I present a comprehensive, evidence-informed, culturally sensitive course which if implemented with psychiatric baccalaureate nursing students, has the potential to build capacity in this area of practice and improve the quality of care. The course was developed using the Neuman Systems Model and Leininger’s Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality. The literature review and content selection was completed using clinical consultations, textbook analysis, consideration of supplementary material, and review of teaching and learning methods. The course has been implemented with early evaluations indicating that the course has contributed to changes in nursing practice, education and research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject mental health services en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.subject youth en_US
dc.subject educating nurses en_US
dc.subject adolescents en_US
dc.subject impaired development en_US
dc.title Children and youth mental health services: building capacity by educating nurses en_US
dc.type project en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Young, Lynne
dc.degree.department School of Nursing en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing M.N. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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