Hi! I am a senior in nursing school and currently enrolled in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. We have to write an evidence-based practice paper emphasizing best practices pertinent to a mental health nursing topic so since I have no experience in psychiatric nursing and don't really know what kind of problems psychiatric nurses face, I thought I would ask on here. What kind of mental health clinical nursing issues do you guys think are most pertinent in psychiatric nursing practice right now? The example my professor gave was "caring for a client who is in seclusion". Thanks for your input!
Sep 12, '16
Seclusion, restraints, medication rights and informed consent, deescalation, psychiatric power of attorney, trauma informed care, patient rights, suicide assessment, benzo or opiate abuse, safety rounding.....
maybe go to APNA.org for some inspiration.