The Role of Psychiatric Nurse
– Clear role definition is essential to the development of the psychiatric nurse. The expanded role of the psychiatric nurse is clearly identified in the literature for many areas of care such for the forensic psychiatric nurse in Lyons (2009), the nurse practitioner in O’Neil, Moore, and Ryan (2008); Kaye et al. (2009) , and for the mental health liaison nurse in Merritt and Procter ( 2010). However, a clear role definition for the generalist nurse is not easily found (Rungapadiachy & Gough, 2004)….
The Process of Change, Guided by a Psychiatric Nurse
– 1) What is change. Change means different things to various individuals. Personally, change is a continuous journey of transformation. Although this journey is experienced differently it can lead to similar outcomes such as, new experiences and Individual growth. To better understand the journey of change, it needs to be visualized as a system consisting of these three levels, thoughts, feelings and behaviors. To prepare for change, an individual has to promote self awareness by understanding thoughts, feelings and behaviors pertaining to change….
Clinical Nurse Leader Role in Psychiatric Department
– … The CNL would not only be able to bring the evidence-based practice, but also the emphasis on lateral integration of care and communication involving patients and staff in psychiatric departments (Deacon & Clearly, 2013). Lateral integration entails providing the most efficient and effective goal-directed care, by the correct provider, for patients who are impacted by multiple services and disciplines (Moore, 2013). Sequentially, Communication is absolutely essential in reducing risk of injuries and safety concerns associated with patients and the staff (Stanley et al., 2008)….
The Role and Scope of Practice of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
– Introduction – identifying the role and job description setting of the PMHNP The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), role and job description is providing primary mental health care services, to those with mental health problems, or psychiatric disorders. The PMHNP is required to assess, diagnose, provide treatment plans, prescribe medication therapy, and offer counsel across the lifespan. The PMHNP provides care in a wide range of settings to children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, and their families….
The Utilization and Application of Restraints in Non-psychiatric Patients
– … Lastly, the implications of restraints directly impact the experience of patients and sometimes in a negative way. Patients report feeling embarrassed (Heinze et al., 2011), restless, delirious and even remembering being restrained contributing to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Benbenbishty et al., 2010). I feel that restraints should be used as a last resort and for minimal time possible due to the emotions the patients feel and what it puts them through. Most importantly, the implications of restraints can cause patients to experience loss of muscle strength, pressure ulcers, and strangulations to name a few (Demir, 2007)….