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.

Marking criteria- Essay should:
The essay demonstrates breadth of reading and important critical evaluation of the contents of the artefact selected for the essay.
Clear understanding of the artefact content demonstrated in relation to the pregnant and parenting adolescent.
Outstanding discussion with higher level critical thinking demonstrated.
Significant clinical arguments and issues presented which are clearly supported by higher order evidence based articles and sources.
Appropriate citation of and extensive number of higher level sources and evidence of artefact use.

Recommended References:
Department of Health (2012). Victorian Government: Postnatal Care Program Guidelines for Victorian Health Services. Retrieved from http://docs.health.vic.gov.au/docs/doc/715A53A28AA4E8CACA257ACC006D257E/$FI LE/121022%20Postnatal%20care%20guidelines_web.pdf

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