Many Nurses over time have found themselves in a ‘toxic work environment’. The enclosed article identifies that a a hostile work environment is an environment in which intimidating, offensive, aggressive, shunning, disruptive, or undermining behaviour occurs between team members and interferes with a nurses ability to successfully perform his or her job without distress.
Youth mental health is an important public health problem.’Approximately one in four young people have mental health problems but tend not to access services.
‘The concept of a ward culture has been proposed as a reason for the often reported differences in treatment decisions when managing inpatient aggression.
Nurses often find themselves in positions of being a leader or a manager almost by default. At times the responsibilities can become almost overwhelming.
The physical environment of psychiatric wards can have a significant effect on the risk of clients being secluded.
There are a myriad of resources available for those staff who work in mental health. Beyond Blue has a document Guide to the Management of Depression in Primary Care
The British Journal of Psychiatry has published an informative article Adult mental health disorders and their age at onset which is enclosed for your interest.
The Australian Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health has produced a guide to provide an overview of important points to consider in the assessment and treatment of PTSD and ASD in children and adolescents.‘
The British Journal of Psychiatry has published an interesting article Prevention and early intervention for borderline personality disorder: current status and recent evidence which is enclosed for your interest.
Nurses unfortunately are often faced on a regular basis with patients who are extremely agitated.