Community Psychiatric Nurse


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Community Psychiatric Nurse

A registered nurse who works in the community as part of a team, seeing patients with mental health needs in various settings—e.g., in a GP surgery, clinic, health centre or client's own home. CPNs work closely with GPs and other health professionals, providing practical advice and ongoing support with problems, supervising medications, giving injections, helping with counseling, and working out care plans with other members of the team, service users and carers.
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Staff who work in Huddersfield who have completed 25 years service include Kath Dhurmea, a community psychiatric nurse, and Susan Sumpner, a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist.
These were the days of large health centres shared by GPs, midwives, school nurses, district nurses, dieticians, physiotherapists, speech therapists, community psychiatric nurses and dentists.
During the trial this week, Peter Freeman, defending, said a community psychiatric nurse based at St Michael's Hospital in Warwick, who had been appointed to look after Salt, had not yet assessed him.
The client was a 37-year-old married woman with two young daughters working as a community psychiatric nurse who requested assistance with driving difficulties following a number of accidents, and maintained by avoidance behaviour.
Struthers (1999) studied community psychiatric nurse accounts of the use of humor in working with patients and found that the use of humor as a therapeutic skill helped in the development of trust and patient insight, but it was also noted that humor could have harmful effects if the patient perceived it as ridicule.
Her community psychiatric nurse said she had discussed suicide in the past, but had been "very bright" at their last meeting and was planning to decorate her flat.
The community psychiatric nurse who helped him had gone on unanticipated leave and had not been replaced.
He became the first community psychiatric nurse in Middlesbrough, setting up and becoming responsible for the community psychiatric team on Teesside - meaning he was Jean's boss.
He was seen by a community psychiatric nurse on September 16 and presented himself as being very anxious.
Nurse Comedian Paul Whitehouse's latest show is a four-part bittersweet comedy about community psychiatric nurse Liz (Esther Coles, left) on her daily rounds.
Community psychiatric nurse Elena Sykes took the initiative after finding how important reminiscence is to dementia patients.
The series follows community psychiatric nurse Liz (Esther Coles) on her daily rounds meeting patients, some of who will be played by Whitehouse.
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