Nursing Times 1973; 69(36):141-143
Reproduced with permission of emap and Nursing Times, Nursingtimes.net
I. Kolvin, "The nurse therapist in child psychiatry", Nursing Times, Volume 69, No. 36, pages 141-143 (Nursing Times, 6 September 1973).
A major issue over the last five years is whether the nursing profession is the most appropriate to care for psychiatrically disturbed children. A recent review suggest that there exist serious psychiatric problems of childhood which patently call for nursing assessment, decision and action and further, that successful clinical nursing practice is dependent on a perceptive assessment of psychological, social and physical needs of such children supported by a sound theoretical rationale.