Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing

Psychiatric nursing or mental health nursing is the specialty of nursing that cares for people of all ages with mental illness or mental distress, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis, depression or dementia. Nurses in this area receive more training in psychological therapies, building a therapeutic alliance, dealing with challenging behavior, and the administration of psychiatric medication.

Read more about Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing:  History, Assessment, Organization of Mental Health Care

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