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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. The most important duty of a psychiatric nurse is to maintain a positive therapeutic relationship with patients in a clinical setting. The fundamental elements of mental health care revolve around the interpersonal relations and interactions established between professionals and clients. Caring for people with mental illnesses demands an intensified presence and strong a desire to be supportive. Understanding and empathy from psychiatric nurses reinforces a positive psychological balance for patients. Conveying an understanding is important because it provides patients with a sense of importance.
Related Journals of Psychiatric Nursing
Journal of Depression and Anxiety, Journal of Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder: Open Access, Journal of Psychological Abnormalities in Children, Journal of Neurological Disorders, Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of The American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, Nursing Research