Meeting the needs of marginalised children: An innovative Nurse Practitioner led healthcare model at Uniting Care Wesley Bowden

Yvonne Karen Parry, Eileen Willis, Sally Kendall, Rhonda Marriott, Nina Sivertsen, Alicia Bell

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Abstract

Marginalised children are exposed to health inequities that result from socio-economic status, low SES communities, housing instability, lower parental education levels, and limited access to developmental supports and resources (American Academy of Pediatrics 2013; Pennsylvania 2014; Australian Government 2019). The program will result in: * Increased acuity of care to meet complex health and social needs. * Holistic, advanced and comprehensive assessments. * Extended collaborative care services eg. longer support and consultation/ treatment times. * Supported interdisciplinary referrals addressing the multimodal interventions required by children This structured, community embedded, intervention by a paediatric ED nurse practitioner (NP) with the skills to provide an advanced paediatric lull health assessment of the children aged 0-18 living in housing instability provides linkages to early intervention mental and physical health services. The impact of advanced practice nursing role on quality of care, clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost in the emergency and critical care settings: A systematic review.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-49
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Nursing and Midwifery Journal
Volume26
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

Keywords

  • child and family welfare
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Community Children's Services
  • Community Collaboration
  • Nurse Led Care

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