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Psychiatric Nursing is for Licensed Nurses to ask questions about mental/emotional illness and disorders as they relate to patient care. Come here to ask questions about patient behaviors, treatment options, medication, non-medical interventions, and the ways Nurses can help improve the lives of this challenged and challenging population.

Pain in Dementia and the need to update nursing curriculum in Egypt

Pain in Dementia and the need to update nursing curriculum in Egypt

by Amira El Baqary - Pain in Dementia and the need to update nursing curriculum in Egypt Dementia is not a specific disease but it is a general term for describing a decline in... Read More →

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Eliminating the Stigma Associated with Mental Health Nursing

Eliminating the Stigma Associated with Mental Health Nursing

by JESSICA QUIGLEY - Eliminating the Stigma Associated with Mental Health Nursing through Education and the Implementation of an Enhanced Clinical Experience for Student Nurses Don't... Read More →

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Reflections of a Locum Tenens Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Reflections of a Locum Tenens Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

by Psychcns - I drive on long, winding, country roads. The roads are paved here--always a shock when I come to the United States from my expatriate home in Costa Rica. I am in... Read More →

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

by Thunderwolf - 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... Read More →

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Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

by Meriwhen - Psychiatric nursing (also known as mental-health nursing) is the provision of nursing care to patients with mental illnesses. Mental illnesses are medical... Read More →

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The Nightmare known as Psychiatric Care  Part One

The Nightmare known as Psychiatric Care Part One

by TopazLover - The Nightmare Many years ago there were insane asylums. Some were so bad that we even got a new English word to describe mental illness based on the facility,... Read More →

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Stress, Depression, Suicide and Mental Health Resources

Stress, Depression, Suicide and Mental Health Resources

by NRSKarenRN - The American Nurses Association 2001 health and safety survey involving 4,800+ nurses reported that 67% nurses worked mandatory or unscheduled overtime. Over... Read More →

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Into The Looking Glass: Facing the Cliff in Recovery

by Thunderwolf - 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... Read More →

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Forensic Psychiatric Nursing: A Unique APRN Opportunity

Forensic Psychiatric Nursing: A Unique APRN Opportunity

by Psychcns - After thirty years psychiatric nursing experience in various roles, locum tenens is perfect for me. When I want to work, I sign up with a few agencies, tell them... Read More →

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Empathy: What role does it play in competent psychiatric care?

Empathy: What role does it play in competent psychiatric care?

by addoss78 - "I just wanted to tell you thank you, I can tell you really care." Anonymous, 2015 So often I have heard this statement from my clients. Not to toot my own horn,... Read More →

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Psychological Issue Was More Serious Than Initially Suspected

Psychological Issue Was More Serious Than Initially Suspected

by RschIVF40 - I had a sneaky suspicion that the frequent hand-washing may point to OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). But, I tried to rationalize the issue and wondered if... Read More →

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How to Dress for Psychiatric Nursing

How to Dress for Psychiatric Nursing

by Meriwhen - Many psychiatric facilities and settings allow or require that nurses and support staff wear street clothing instead of scrubs. Those entering into psychiatric... Read More →

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The Nightmare  Part Two

The Nightmare Part Two

by TopazLover - Currently we have jails to provide a majority of mental health services. In other words you may have to get into the penal system in order to get any mental health... Read More →

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Psych Nursing: A unique field of nursing.

Psych Nursing: A unique field of nursing.

by Patti_RN - My car rolled to a stop at the curb about a half-block from Bev's group home; soft instrumental music filled the interior and cool air blew softly on my face as... Read More →

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Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Psych Patients

Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Psych Patients

by rn/writer - Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Psych Patient? Whenever I tell people I use to be a psych nurse, I usually get one of two reactions. "That's so interesting--tell... Read More →

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