psychiatric nursing

psychiatric nursing

the branch of nursing concerned with the prevention, care, and cure of mental disorders and their sequelae. It uses theories of human behavior as its scientific framework and requires the use of the self as its art or expression in nursing practice. Some of the activities of the psychiatric nurse include providing a safe therapeutic milieu; working with patients or clients on the real day-to-day problems they face; identifying and caring for the physical aspects of the patient's problems, including drug therapy reactions; assuming the role of social agent or parent for the patient in various recreational, occupational, and social situations; conducting psychotherapy; and providing leadership and clinical assistance for other nurses and health care workers. Psychiatric nurses work in many settings; their responsibilities vary with the setting and with the level of expertise, experience, and training of the individual nurse. Also called mental health nursing.
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The nurses graduated in various nursing programmes like midwifery, psychiatric nursing, child nursing science, operating theatre, and medical and surgical nursing, advanced midwifery, neonatal nursing science and clinical nursing.
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5:30-6:30 PM Dinner provided by the CU Endowment to Advance Psychiatric Nursing
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After more than 40 years I recently decided to end my psychiatric nursing career, having enjoyed every minute of this time caring for patients.
Brown pursued a master's degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of Maryland.
I had a discussion recently with a nursing professor of psychiatric nursing, and she said, "I know you have been in nursing long enough to know the way it is supposed to be-my concern is that today nursing graduates don't have that.
The 20-year-old, from Dormanstown, near Redcar, is hoping to gain a place at Teesside University to study a degree in psychiatric nursing after realising her vocation in life was to care for others.
How is psychiatric nursing different from caring for people with physical ailments?
Unit 1 covers foundations for planning psychiatric nursing care, and unit 2 describes specific disorders.

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