It`s of great importance to assist these individuals with mental issues thereby ensuing individual ,family and community safety.
Pros: free lunch on birthdays.
Cons: nurses on my unit rarely have time for at least minutes break due to business of the unit.
It is a highly productive place as huge efforts are daily put in to mentally stabilize individuals suffering from mental, emotional, behavioral and Drug/alcohol issues. A typical day was an attempt to assist a manic patient who unexpectedly jumped over the nurses desk to attack me but patient after treatment came and apologized to me saying"I am very sorry for the other day, I had a blackout and did not realize you were the person talking to me."
I have learned a holistic nursing approach to psych. patients,team work pattern with quality patient outcomes,patience and tolerance and maintaining adequate safety precautionary measures in different mental health condition. Management is of average and needs to be reviewed.My hardest part of the job is when certain co workers are not compliant to directions in crisis management.
The enjoyable part is usually seeing my patients stabilizing,responding to treatment and getting discharged with good aftercare plans.