Nursing is the use of clinical judgement in the provision of care to enable people to improve, maintain, or recover health, to cope with health problems, and to achieve the best possible quality of life, whatever their disease or disability, until death (Royal College of Nursing, 2014).
Our Nurses work in a diverse range of settings across our service:
- Ward based Nurses provide care and treatment 24 hours a, 7 days a week. The type of care and level of intervention provided by Nurses is individualised and dependent upon the Service User’s needs. However, the care delivered encourages independence and is underpinned by a recovery orientated philosophy. Nurses provide many types of interventions at ward level including; assessment, psychoeducation, supportive observation, supportive counselling, assistance with the performance of basic activities of living, working with you to develop your mental health literacy, delivery of our inpatient Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) programme and working with the Service User on the development of their initial individual care plan.
- A number of our Nurses work in specialist areas including; the Admission & Assessment Unit, Nurse Education & Practice Development, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, the ECT Department, the Wellness & Recovery service, the Support & Information line and the Dean Clinics.
- Nurses also fulfil specialist and advanced practice roles in all clinical programmes such as; assessment, psychotherapy and facilitation of therapeutic groups. These programmes include the Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Young Adult, Care of the Elderly and Psychosis Recovery programmes.
Head of the department of nursing
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