Evaluate depression in relation to nursing care of the adolescent mother
Evaluate depression in relation to nursing care of the adolescent mother.
Discuss how this information will guide evidence based nursing practice
What factors predispose adolescents to depression and poor mental health?
The significance of family support during pregnancy and childbirth
Postnatal issues for depression and anxiety in the adolescent mother and families
Demonstrate how evidence based information can be implemented into contemporary Australian Nursing practice.
Introduction, body paragraph and conclusion are required.
The essay should flow and one topic should lead to another.
The essay should critically evaluate the content of the artefacts (references) and the importance of using and evaluating evidence- based artefacts when caring for an
adolescent mother relevant to current Australian nursing practice.
This assessment task will allow students to demonstrate their critical thinking and reasoning, as well as their research skills. Essay will also demonstrate how
evidence based information can be implemented into contemporary Australian Nursing practice.
References may include images, diagrams, articles, web-links, charts, forms, test results, policies, procedures, skills activities / competencies), books that relate
directly to nursing care for a child/adolescent/family.
Department of Health (2012). Victorian Government: Postnatal Care Program Guidelines for Victorian Health Services. Retrieved from
Berman, A., Snyder, S., Kozier, B., Erb, G., Levett, J.T., Dwyer, T., Hales, M., Harvey, N., Luxford, Y., Moxham, L., Park, T., Parker, B., Searl, K.R., & Stanley, D.
(2012). Kozier and Erb’s fundamentals of nursing (2nd ed.). French’s Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia Group
Fraser, J., Waters, D., Forster, E., & Brown, N. (2014). Paediatric nursing in Australia:Principles for practice. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press
Haley, C. (Ed.). (2013). Pillitteri’s Child and family health nursing in Australia and New Zealand. Sydney: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins