Nurse Practitioners: Integrating Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care

Authors, Primary Van Cleve,Susan N.;Hawkins-Walsh,Elizabeth;Shafer,Sheree
Title Primary Nurse Practitioners: Integrating Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care
Periodical Full The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
Pub Year 2013
Volume 9
issue 4
Start Page 243-248
Abstract There is increasing recognition of the critical need for pediatric primary care providers to attend to the developmental, behavioral, and mental health needs of children and adolescents in their practices. Children and families have difficulty accessing psychiatric care because of scarce psychiatric specialists, stigma associated with referrals, and service fragmentation. The use of pediatric and family nurse practitioners with expertise in developmental, behavioral, and mental health care to provide this care within the pediatric health care home is a solution to address the growing need for integration of accessible, quality mental health services in primary care.
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Primary Care Workforce Issues
Special Population(s) Children with Special Needs;Children without Special Needs;People with Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
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