Mental health nursing
Nurses who choose to specialise in the mental health branch of nursing work with GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists and others, to help care for patients with mental illnesses such as personality disorders, neuroses and psychoses.
Nursing in this area is complex and demanding. As many as one in three people will have a mental health problem at some point in their life, regardless of their age or background. Increasingly, mental health nurses visit patients and their families at home, in residential centres, prisons, specialist clinics or units, often doing shift work to provide 24-hour care. This is a valuable role that provides much reward and satisfaction.
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