The Role Of Mental Health Nurse

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The role of the mental health nurse is multidimensional and constantly developing. Mental health nurse provides nursing care for people who are affected with mental illnesses. Moxham, Robson and Peg (2015, p, 1188) highlights the promotion of mental health which includes that mental illness could be treated in individuals, their families and on the community through delivery of care. In the treatment process, a person is fully observed by the nurse and assessed the effects of medication and other treatments and work closely with the person in therapeutic manner. On the other hand, it is really challenging to maintain therapeutic relationship with the person of mental health because their mood change consequently. There are frequency of mental …show more content…
840) illustrates that the quality of the relationship between the nurse and the person is associated with therapeutic outcomes. Egan (2013) stated that the nurse should show respect towards their patient to gain trust. Murray, Davidson and Schweitzer (2010, p.576) stated that health care professionals should have confidence to provide the effective and appropriate therapeutic intervention to the individuals from refugee backgrounds. Not only with the individual, nurse also develop therapeutic relationship with their families because they also pass through the trauma however, mental health affected children and women in the family. Trauma and loss can affect families in complex ways; thus, it behoves service providers to work closely with the family unit rather than simply focusing on a single ‘‘identified client’’ (Nickerson et al. …show more content…
Nurses can also assist people by learning appropriate and effective ways to deal with trauma. There is another language barrier to maintain effective communication with refugee, sometimes they cannot understand English and neither speak which is big challenge for nurse. In this case, nurse use interpreter to understand their needs and their mental health condition. It assumed that family also affected with mental health issue therefore as a community nurse, it is her duty to do counselling with other family members and try to explain the effects of mental health on children in family. The most dominant anxiety disorder, normally prompt high levels of criticism and doubt and low levels of warmth and affection toward their children. This type of relationship can result in children developing their own anxiety disorders (Budinger, Drazdowski, & Ginsburg, 2013, p.

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