Conflict of Interest Statement
Psychiatric Nursing Care for Adult Survivors of Child Maltreatment: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 71–78, January 2015
How to Cite
van der Zalm, Y. C., Nugteren, W. A., Hafsteinsdóttir, T. B., van der Venne, C. G. J. M., Kool, N. and van Meijel, B. (2015), Psychiatric Nursing Care for Adult Survivors of Child Maltreatment: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 51: 71–78. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12059
The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.
- Issue published online: 13 JAN 2015
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 12 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Received: 15 SEP 2013
- child maltreatment;
- nursing and psychiatry
To determine what is known from the literature about nursing care of psychiatric patients with a history of child maltreatment.
Psychiatric nurses underline the importance of a routine inquiry of child abuse on admission of patients to psychiatric care, but are reluctant to ask about child abuse. They often feel insufficiently competent to respond effectively to patients with a history of child maltreatment.
Psychiatric nurses need training in how to assess a history of child abuse and the late-life consequences of abuse in adult psychiatric patients. They also need to be trained to respond effectively to these patients.