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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After more than 40 years I recently decided to end my psychiatric nursing career, having enjoyed every minute of this time caring for patients.
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.
Dorothy "Dort" Gregg, began her career in psychiatric nursing in 1944 at the State Hospital in Pueblo, CO with a joint appointment as Instructor/Supervisor, shortly after the Colorado State Board of Nurse Examiners required psychiatric nursing instruction for all nursing students.
Contract notice: Providing cleaning services for a psychiatric hospital and psychiatric nursing.
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.
POA specialist training was being established internationally and in New Zealand in the 1980s, at the same time that psychiatric nursing training programmes were being disestablished here.
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.
His coffin was draped in the red and black flag of his beloved Traugh Gaels GAA club, with whom Owen played as a goalkeeper before he left for London to study psychiatric nursing at the prestigious St Guy's hospital.
Joseph College, in Emmitsburg, MD, and both master's and doctoral degrees in nursing, with special emphasis in psychiatric nursing, from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
My interest in psychiatric nursing goes back to a 6- month intensive experience in my undergraduate nursing program, when I worked on a psychiatric research unit at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
Phil seats in clinical psychology and psychiatric social works and 220 seats in Diploma in psychiatric nursing will be available every year," added Azad.

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