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NURSING RESEARCH AND AUDIT

 

The Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Nursing Department is committed to providing excellent nursing care. The nursing process (assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of nursing plan of care for psychiatric problem) is utilized to assist the patient to achieve optimum health.

Psychiatric nursing or mental  health nursing is the appointed position of a nursing that has specialized in mental health and cares for people of all ages with mental illness or mental distress, such as Schizophrenia, dementia and many more. Nurses in this area receive specific training in psychological therapies, building a therapeutic alliance, offer primary care services to the Psychiatric-mental health population, assess, diagnose and treat individuals and families with psychiatric disorders or the potential for such disorders using their full scope of therapeutic skills, including the prescription of medication and administration of psychotherapy.

The nurse utilizes the art of the therapeutic use of self and the sciences of nursing, psychology and biology to deliver evidenced-based, patient-centered care in a variety of clinical settings.

Professional nursing encompasses clinical practice education research and leadership within our functional unit, there are nurses practicing as psychiatric mental health nurses who use the nursing process and the nurse-patient relationship to promote health. Nurse practitioners automatically diagnose and treat mental illness through psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, case management and clinical supervision.

Professional nurses function independently when meeting patient care needs within their scope of practice. Nurses function collaboratively with other team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes. The nurses also provide leadership as part of the patient care delivery model on each unit.

The department advocates and supports the concepts of shared governance and management by practice models, further nurses are actively encouraged to acquire and maintain professional certification and to continuously improve their skills via peer review.