Child and Mental Health Nursing

Evaluate the psychosocial effects of living with asthma in relation to nursing care of the
primary school aged child. Discuss how this information will guide evidence based
Australian nursing practice
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Child and Mental Health Nursing

Annotated Bibliography
Australia Government. (2012). Asthma. Retrieved from:

The artifact provides a summary of Asthma. It also deliberates on the burden of the disease, its
effects including psychological effects, and strategies to handle the same. The information
contained herein is essential for nurse practitioners in Australia.

Blanchard, M., Morris, J., Birrell, E., Justine, S. (2014). National Young people and Asthma
Survey

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The artifact provides a report on a survey on young people that suffer from asthma. Young and
Well CRC did the survey, together with state and territory Asthma Foundations and Asthma
Australia.

Clarke, S., & Calam, R. (2012). The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions designed to
improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL) amongst asthmatic children and their families: a
systematic review. Quality Of Life Research, 21(5), 747-764.
This article as well provides insights on the topic of study. The study argues that children with
asthma are at higher risk of experiencing compromised health related quality of life as compared
to other peers. It therefore, discusses the benefits of various psychological interventions. The
article is also evidenced based research, hence applicable in the Australia nurse practice.

Collins, J. E., Gill, T. K., Chittleborough, C. R., Martin, A. J., Taylor, A. W., & Winefield, H.
(2008). Mental, Emotional, and Social Problems Among School Children with Asthma. Journal
Of Asthma, 45(6), 489-493.

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The article provides elaborate information concerning the emotional, mental, and social
challenges encountered by the school-children suffering from Asthma. It is an evidenced based
research article, hence credible and applicable to Australia nursing practice.

Gang, W., Ting, Z., Lan, W., Lei, W., Juan-Juan, F., Hong-ping, Z., & Yu-lin, J. (2011).
Relationship between Current Psychological Symptoms and Future Risk of Asthma Outcomes: A
12-Month Prospective Cohort Study. Journal Of Asthma, 48(10), 1041-1050.
ts between current and future risk of
asthma outcomes. Psychological symptoms such as anxiety and depression are a prediction of
future risk outcome. Therefore, it is important that parents understand such symptoms in their
children to provide early interventions.

Giallo, R., Bahreinian, S., Brown, S., Cooklin, A., Kingston, D., & Kozyrskyj, A. (2015).
Maternal Depressive Symptoms across Early Childhood and Asthma in School Children:

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Findings from a Longitudinal Australian Population Based Study. Plos ONE, 10(3), 1-12.

The articles focuses on the maternal depression associated with having children with asthma. The
article recommends interventions to help promote maternal mental health when providing care to
children. The article is evidence based and appropriate for nurses in Australia.

National Asthma Council Australia. (2015). Australian Asthma Handbook; Quick reference
guide.

The artifact is credible was created by National Asthma Council Australia and can be used by
nurses, pharmacists, asthma educators, and health practitioners. This artifact as well provides
information on providing care for children suffering from asthma.

Pak, L., & Allen, P. J. (2012). The Impact of Maternal Depression On Children with Asthma.
Pediatric Nursing, 38(1), 11-30.
URL:

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The article covers on the psychological impacts such as depression among mothers that care for
children suffering from asthma. This maternal depression as well affects the child behavior,
growth, development, and mental health. The article therefore, is credible and contributes to
evidence based Australia nursing practice.

Toole, K. (2013). Help in children gain asthma control: Bundled school-based interventions.
Pediatric Nursing, 39(3): 115-125.

This evidenced based article deliberates on ways to help children gain asthma control. The article
focuses on school based interventions that as well can help to manage this disease.

Yorke, J., Fleming, S.L., & Shuldham, C. (2009). Psychological interventions for children with
asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD003272.

This article is useful for this research as it provides various psychological interventions to help
children that suffer from Asthma. The article is credible having written by health professionals.

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Reference list
Australia Government. (2012). Asthma.
Blanchard, M., Morris, J., Birrell, E., Justine, S. (2014). National Young people and Asthma
Survey.
ases/2015_Media_releases/YW-Asthma-Survey.pdf
Clarke, S., & Calam, R. (2012). The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions designed to
improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL) amongst asthmatic children and their
families: a systematic review. Quality Of Life Research, 21(5), 747-764.


Collins, J. E., Gill, T. K., Chittleborough, C. R., Martin, A. J., Taylor, A. W., & Winefield, H.
(2008). Mental, Emotional, and Social Problems Among School Children with Asthma.
Journal Of Asthma, 45(6), 489-493. doi:10.1080/02770900802074802

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Gang, W., Ting, Z., Lan, W., Lei, W., Juan-Juan, F., Hong-ping, Z., & Yu-lin, J. (2011).
Relationship between Current Psychological Symptoms and Future Risk of Asthma
Outcomes: A 12-Month Prospective Cohort Study. Journal Of Asthma, 48(10), 1041-


  1. Maternal Depressive Symptoms across Early Childhood and Asthma in School Children:
    Findings from a Longitudinal Australian Population Based Study. Plos ONE, 10(3), 1-12.


    National Asthma Council Australia. (2015). Australian Asthma Handbook; Quick reference

    Pak, L., & Allen, P. J. (2012). The Impact of Maternal Depression On Children with Asthma.
    Pediatric Nursing, 38(1), 11-30.

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Toole, K. (2013). Help in children gain asthma control: Bundled school-based interventions.
Pediatric Nursing, 39(3): 115-125.


Yorke, J., Fleming, S.L., & Shuldham, C. (2009). Psychological interventions for children with
asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD003272

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