I am about to start my psych rotation at an imfamous "mental hospital" and am curious what it will be like. I am very nervous, not sure how to communicate with those with mental illness, not sure if I might say the wrong thing. Plus, what kind of care will I be giving? Besides meds, these people do not have physical things to watch out for as much and I wonder what I will be doing all day. Any ideas? Any misconceptions I have that should be cleared up??
Edited to Add: I also hear manipulation by patients can be a challenge. How can I avoid this??