Thunderwolf's Nursing Blog

By Thunderwolf

Joined Oct 1, '04. Posts: 12,571 (11% Liked) Likes: 3,211

The following are articles I have written and shared with the nursing community. If you enjoy an article please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Mentor, Mentor...Where Art Thou?: Newbie 101, Ground Zero

Newbie 101, Ground Zero Psychiatric nursing is unique and is a wonderful field of nursing. However, for the student nurse or for the new nurse entering the field, it may either cause much anxiety or alot of awe. Psychiatric nursing often presents its own unique challenges. This blog is to help prepare those who may have some concerns starting off. Many of us may had prior experience of someone close to us dealing with their own psychiatric issues. Many of us may have had psychiatric... Read More →

Into The Looking Glass: Facing the Cliff in Recovery

Facing the Cliff in Recovery (Based upon Creed's song and video, Six Feet From The Edge) The main character is singing while standing upon a crumbling cliff edge, falls in a free fall until he hits rock bottom, faces a sand storm, then meets a woman who presents him a bowl of water containing her tears, as he looks on to view the face of the demon of his own making. At the end of the story, it is discovered that he is found once again standing upon the cliff, the fall was merely a... Read More →

Welcome to my Psychiatric and Psychosocial Nursing Blog

Hello to everyone! Thanks for checking out my blog on psychiatric nursing. I do hope that many find it helpful. As a current medical/med surg nurse, one gets to realize very quickly that nursing care of the psychiatric patient truly has no walls and is not limited to the psych floor or unit. In my blog, I hope to share some topics of interest as well as information to broaden one's own knowledge base as a nurse. Also at times, I will share some insights or explore some topics that have come to... Read More →

Borderline Personality Disorder on the Behavioral Unit

Folks with Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD can often be a challenge on a behavioral health unit. When dealing with BPD, here are some cognitive-behavioral tips: 1. Focus on the here and now, not yesterday or the past. The present is all that matters and where it leads to in the immediate future. The present is what placed the person on the unit in the first place. The future allows a way out. 2. Focus on cause and effect, his/her actions and the resultant consequences. Hold the... Read More →

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The concept of cognitive behavioral therapy is not a new approach. As a previous counselor working with diverse populations, I had often found that this approach worked well in alleviating stressful responses in relation to stressful situations. Although there are various approaches/techniques in cognitive behavioral therapy, I would like to spend a little time reviewing one approach that I had used in my previous practice as a psychiatric nurse and counselor. I remember, in my Grad school... Read More →

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