It's mighty quiet on the Mental Health front lately. Thought I might pose a question that might help me dealing with the anxiety that I see when the new undergraduates start their placements on our ward:
1. How is psychiatry presented in your workplace?
2. How was psychiatry presented during your training?
3. Why do you think psychiatry is scary? or dangerous?
It's interesting that by the time the students have finished their placements they (mostly) report having a really positive time, have really enjoyed the placement and have learnt heaps. They initially think it is going to be really dangerous and violent and are quite pleased that it is not like they imagined.
Psych is a still that all nurses need to work in all areas of nursing. I actually believe that it is safer than ED and perhaps even parts of aged care.
let me know what you think?