PSYCHIATRIC NURSING OR MENTAL HEALTH NURSING IS THE APPOINTED POSITION OF A NURSING THAT HAS SPECIALIZED INMENTAL HEALTH AND CARES FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITH MENTALILLNESS OR MENTAL DISTRESS, SUCH AS SCHIZOPHRENIA, BIPOLARDISORDER, PSYCHOSIS, DEPRESSION, DEMENTIA AND MANY MORE.
Psychiatric nursing or mental health nursing is the appointed position of a nursing that has specialized in mental health and cares for people of all ages with mental illness or mental distress, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis, depression, dementia and many more. Nurses in this area receive specific training in psychological therapies, building a therapeutic alliance, dealing with challenging behavior, and the administration of psychiatric medication. A psychiatric nurse will have to have attained a bachelor’s degree in nursing to become a registered nurse (RN) and specialise in mental health. Degrees vary in different countries, and are governed by country-specific regulations. Psychiatric nurses work in hospitals, mental institutes, correctional institutes, and many other facilities.
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Bonsymol Scaria (M.Sc)
MENTAL HEALTH NURSING