Mental health nursing or Psychiatric nursing is the speciality of nursing that care for people of all ages with mental distress or illness, such as depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, dementia or bipolar disorder.
Nurses in this field recieve more training in psycological therapies dealing with challenging behaviour, administration of Psychiatric medication building peutic alliance.
Psychiatric xlursing is a specialized area of nursing practice mainly committed to:
- promoting mental health through assessment,
Indo American college of nursing teaches care for patients who are suffering from a mental illness, dysfunction or mental disorder as well as patients suffering from stress or emotional difficulties in their own home, in a nursing home or in a hospital.
Psychiatric mental health nurses work in a variety of hospital and community setting.
Key Qualities of a mental health nurse (MHN) are:
- Communication skills
- Spiritual care
- Therapestic relationships
- Ense of coherence
- Self transcendence